Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic first took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo—affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie.

The brothers’ innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery.

The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic—one of the world’s oldest and largest multi-specialty group practices—comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.

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Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging

"No matter what your age, you can continue to enjoy good health, happiness and an active lifestyle." Advances in our understanding of health and aging now make it possible for you to make your later years some of your best years. With motivation, energy and knowledge, you can craft a future that’s fulfilling, invigorating and, best of all—healthy.

Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging is a blueprint for the rest of your life. If there are any "secrets" to remaining active, energetic and disease-free, this book is where you’ll find them…
· Is loss of bone strength and muscle mass inevitable? Definitely not! We share 7 habits that make the difference in how you look, how you feel and how you age.
· 8 effective habits of men and women who sleep soundly, night after night.
· What you can do to maintain your all-important vision, even as time goes by.
· 6 ways to avoid or reverse embarrassing and uncomfortable urinary changes.
· Why we view maturity as a season of joy, recalling the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain… "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
· How to recognize common health risk factors that put your well-being in jeopardy. Spotting them early is smart—it means easier treatments, and can save your life.
· 9 ways to cope with major life changes gracefully and keep your stress in check. These doctor-approved tips support both your emotional and your physical health.
You have many options for staying young and healthy. But no matter which ones you choose, one thing is for sure—the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll enjoy health benefits and the better off you’ll be in the long run.

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Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health

Many prostate problems — even cancer — can now be easily treated. Thanks to medical advances and important new discoveries at Mayo Clinic and other leading medical centers, we can share great news with Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health.

This book is based on advice that Mayo Clinic doctors share every day in caring for their patients. In this book you will find:

· When to get a prostate checkup, and what to expect

· Our latest recommendations on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, with detailed information on normal PSA levels by age

· How doctors diagnose and treat an enlarged prostate, including new information on the two types of drugs currently used to significantly reduce symptoms of prostate enlargement

· New guidance on managing incontinence and impotence, two common side effects of prostate treatment

· Current medical options for treating advanced prostate cancer

· New advances that mean better prostate cancer survival rates

· What to expect after prostate surgery, including information on recovery time and getting on with life

· Medical assessments of popular alternative therapies, plus more

Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health is an easy-to-read yet comprehensive guide to understanding, treating and living with prostate disease. It’s just the kind of thorough book you would expect from a world leader in medicine — Mayo Clinic.

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Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief, 2nd Edition

Advances in pain treatment are occurring at a rapid pace. Mayo Clinic wants to share with you these latest advances for treating arthritis, migraines, low back pain, fibromyalgia, and painful illness and injury. The new edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief brings you all this and more.

Mayo doctors know how pain interferes with sleep, work, social life, and simple daily life. We help our patients meet these challenges every day, and we’d like to help you, too.

This book is based on the take-charge approach to managing chronic pain practiced at Mayo’s Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center. Inside this book you’ll find thorough, easy-to-read information about the same solutions we offer to our patients.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief is divided into three parts:
· Part 1: Understanding chronic pain – To control your pain, you need to understand how it develops. Part 1 discusses the parts of your body involved in the development of pain—and why some people respond to pain differently than do others.
· Part 2: Treating chronic pain – This section explains the many options for treating pain. Learn about the various drugs used to treat pain, why some medications are more effective for certain types of pain, potential side effects and more. In addition, you’ll learn about other types of treatments that are available, such as pain-site injections, nerve stimulators and medication pumps, as well as alternative and complementary therapies.
· Part 3: Managing chronic pain – Part 3 focuses on strategies for managing chronic pain so it doesn’t interfere with your life. This self-care section covers steps that you can take on your own to get yourself on course to life with less pain, including details for designing your personal pain control program.

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