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- Fun in the sun reminds of skin cancer and sun protection Summer will soon be here which means it’s time for some fun in the sun. While enjoying those summer activities under the sun’s warmth, it’s important to protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. The sun’s UV rays cause damage to the skin
- Why posture is important in your growing children Whenever I do an annual physical, I always spend some time looking at the child's back. Why? It's important to examine a child's spine to check for any irregularities or disease, such as scoliosis (curvature). I also check the skin around the child's
Kids burned by instant soup cups
On a typical June day last year, 3-year-old Jolan Jackson was sitting at the dining room table in his booster chair waiting for his meal.
- Many uses for epsom salt Epsom salt can be used to remove splinters. Soak the affected area in warm water and Epsom salt. The salt will help draw out the splinter so it's easier to remove. This is especially helpful for kids who get small splinters at the playground from mul
Speaking of Health: Digesting the details of celiac disease
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- Inspiring story? There's an app for that MANKATO – Scott Nelsen recalls those days like a bad memory. Those days when he was gathered with his friends at the pub and the digital camera or smart phone comes out and someone wants to post a quick pic to Facebook. So people lean in to each othe
- Local cases part of hip device recall MANKATO — A local attorney says his firm has about 30 cases in the nationwide recall of the popular Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement device. Jerry Maschka of the Maschka Riedy and Ries firm said they've been handling cases of people who have had pr
Medical Edge: Regular exercise has powerful effect on brain health
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m 68 and understand that exercise is good for my health, but I recently read that exercise can also reduce the risk of developing dementia. Is that true, and if so, do researchers know why?
Medical Edge: Forgetfulness not necessarily a sign of dementia
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As his caregiver, how can I tell if my father’s memory loss is just a natural part of aging, or if it’s the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease? At what point should I take him to be seen by a physician?
Mankato school lunches a healthful work in progress
At Mankato Area Public Schools, the idea of what lunch is remains a concept that is in flux.
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