Goodbye Potatoes. Hello Cauliflower!

By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Are you serving potatoes for a holiday side dish? Try upgrading your classic potato dishes with cauliflower. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that’s rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients — plant-based compounds that are being studied for their role in lowering inflammation and reducing the risk of developing cancer. […]

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Enjoy Eggnog – Without the Guilt

By MICAH DORFNER Mayo Clinic News Network Are you looking for a way to trim extra calories off your cup of eggnog this holiday season? If not, perhaps you should consider the change. On average, a cup of eggnog will cost you anywhere from 280 to about 400 calories. Romi Londre, registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic […]

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A Long, But Worthwhile, Cancer Journey

Duane Church endured six months of intense chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer, followed by 25 radiation treatments and five weeks of chemotherapy pills. His energy was sapped. “It takes all your strength away,” said the 76-year-old Lakeland resident. “You don’t want to do much of anything.” The chemo and radiation were just preparation for surgery so […]

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Q and A: I Have Diabetes and am Concerned About Numbness in My Feet

By LIZA TORBORG Mayo Clinic News Network DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago, and I am concerned about peripheral neuropathy in my feet. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? DR. ELIZABETH COZINE: Peripheral neuropathy is a common problem that can happen as a result of diabetes. But it isn’t inevitable. To […]

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Don’t Let the Flu Catch Up With You

By DANIEL O. HAIGHT, MD, FACP Many of us look forward to cooler temperatures by starting our seasonal decorating, planning holiday get-togethers, and maybe raking a few leaves. But we don’t always prepare quite as well for the coming flu season. It’s upon us now, and there are several ways you can get ready. In […]

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