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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.
Medical Edge: Attention to symptoms separates sinus infection, allergies
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have long suffered from allergies. But there have been times when I haven’t been sure if my symptoms are really from my allergies or may be caused by a sinus infection instead.
Speaking of Health: Brain injury prevention starts now
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Study puts a hefty price tag on dementia
A new study shows caring for dementia patients is now costlier than heart disease and cancer, and those costs will double by the time baby boomers reach their 70s.
Medical Edge: Pregnancy can be safe for women with high blood pressure
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 35 and have two children. My husband and I want more kids, but I had high blood pressure during both pregnancies and am now on medication to control it. Is it safe to get pregnant again?
Model patient: Parkinson’s diagnosis sent Jim Fallenstein to the gym
Jim Fallenstein isn’t your ordinary gym rat. He’s 76 years old and suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
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