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.
Did you know more than half of all Americans who have diabetes are over age 60? And according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, of those over age 65, almost 1 in 5 has diabetes.
These figures are alarming—but there is good news. We live in a time where more is known about how to prevent diabetes and control it more effectively.
At Mayo Clinic, we want to help you use this latest medical knowledge to enjoy a healthy future.
In The Essential Diabetes Book from Mayo Clinic, you’ll find the latest guidelines on diagnosis and testing, as well as valuable self-care tips. Discover the best ways we know to prevent or manage diabetes, and why it’s so vital to reduce your risk.
• Why is diabetes so prevalent today—have our genes changed? The answer is no, but other things have … and the good news is you have control over those "other things."• See if you’re at risk of developing type 2 diabetes with our eight-point checklist.• Whether your risk is high or low, knowing the seven signs and symptoms of diabetes is vital to getting appropriate treatment much more quickly.• Eating foods with the right balance of key ingredients is critical to your future good health. You’ll find recipes—with full-color photos—that show how easy and enjoyable eating well can be.• People with type 2 diabetes tend to be overweight. This book helps you identify and correct the obstacles that are holding you back from achieving a healthy weight.• For some people, lifestyle changes aren’t enough and medications are necessary to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Find comprehensive coverage on insulin therapy and other insulin options, oral medications, new drug approaches and some experimental procedures now being researched.
With reliable information, you can take control and set a course for a healthier future.
"Speaking for my colleagues, we are confident that we can treat Alzheimer’s disease and reduce its burden on individuals and society."—Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph. D., Medical Editor
Mayo Clinic has helped many Alzheimer’s patients and their families cope with a difficult disease, through both patient care and our earlier books.
Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease is completely updated based on the patient care experience and research of Mayo doctors. The book brings you the latest, most effective treatment approaches we know and is a must-read for every caregiver.
Actively managing Alzheimer’s and other conditions that cause dementia can significantly improve quality of life, both for the person with the condition and for his or her caregiver. This book is full of new discoveries we’re eager to pass on to you. For example…
• Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease tells you about advances in brain research that allow doctors to detect the condition in its earliest stages. This gives us hope for unraveling some of the real mysteries surrounding the disease.• A critical development in medical technology is the ability to detect plaques in the living brain through molecular imaging. With this breakthrough, it’s now possible to track progress of the disease and the effects of medication therapy on a patient.• Many Alzheimer’s patients can be helped by treating their coexisting conditions, such as depression, anxiety or a sleep disorder. Often, treating these conditions results in improved general health and potentially even better cognition.
If you are the friend, loved one or caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s, this book is a must-read. You’ll learn about treatment goals, medications, strategies to deal with changing behaviors, and best ways to approach advanced or severe cases.
Download your copy today and let the knowledge of Mayo Clinic help you and your loved ones!
"Even if your body has been exposed to bad things for 30 or 40 years, six months of doing the right thing can lead to positive changes."
—Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D.
Cardiologist & Professor of Medicine
Improving your heart health and reducing your risk of heart disease are two central goals of Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life! The book identifies all the factors Mayo Clinic doctors know you can use to achieve those ends, organized into 10 easy-to-follow steps.
This book helps you start making the changes that will improve your heart health. You can start small. In fact, we’ll bring you page after page of ordinary but effective things you can do to fight heart disease. They’re often part of routine activities that you do every day anyway.
• What’s your chance of a heart attack in the next 10 years? We’ll help you calculate it—but more important, we’ll help you reduce it. See page 93.
• If you take medication for cholesterol, high blood pressure or other heart-related conditions, flip to page 98 the first moment this book is in your hands. You’ll get key tips for improving medication effectiveness and avoiding harmful side effects.
• See what three heart-healthy goals you can take action on as soon as your book arrives. The quick-start goals discussed on page 25 show that making your heart healthier and stronger doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult.
"You might be surprised to learn that keeping your heart healthy doesn’t really take a lot of time. You can start with as little as 10 minutes a day. Small changes, such as standing up and moving more, can make a big difference … One of the most important keys is learning to enjoy life."
—Martha Grogan, M.D., Medical Editor
Cardiologist & Assistant Professor of Medicine
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