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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High Blood Pressure

You play a vital role in managing your blood pressure and your overall health. The sooner you take advantage of simple steps to improve your lifestyle, the greater your chances of enjoying a long, productive life.

This easy-to-use guide will help you understand the many issues related to high blood pressure and assist you in making essential treatment decisions...

-Learn which single factor you can do the most about when it comes to influencing your blood pressure. This one step may be all it takes to lower your blood pressure and keep it under control.

-You know that maintaining a healthy weight is important. And we know it's not easy. But losing as little as 10 pounds may reduce your blood pressure to a healthier level. This book offers practical help for meeting the challenge of achieving and maintaining a healthier weight.

-There's a great alternative to blood pressure medications. This step may lower your blood pressure just about as much — without the expense of prescriptions.

-Did you know that your blood pressure goes down if you make your heart stronger? A strong heart exerts less force on arteries. You'll find dozens of tips to realize this goal.

-Of all the issues related to high blood pressure, none is more debated than salt. But moderating salt consumption can benefit everyone, regardless of age, race, sex or health status. In this book, you'll learn how to manage your sodium intake and live a healthier life.

-When changes in lifestyle aren't enough, today's medications offer effective blood pressure control while reducing your risk of other health concerns. Learn which medication, or combination of medications, may be best suited to your individual health needs and medical history.

Order your copy today and take control!

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Guide to Self-Care

Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care is your comprehensive guide to protecting your good health.

This reference covers more than 200 of today’s common health problems with over 1,500 ways to help you relieve pain, prevent illness, stay fit and more,

Learn what you can do for yourself and when to seek medical attention. Also, learn how to respond to medical emergencies and what you can do to prevent or manage specific conditions such as arthritis, asthma and many more.

There’s a lot to learn from Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care
-How to lower your bad cholesterol without medication
-Potential benefits and known risks of popular herbs such as garlic, saw palmetto, ginkgo, echinacea and more
-How stress can trigger heart disease, indigestion, asthma, depression and more plus tips on reducing stress
-The latest news on the growing diabetes epidemic and how to manage your symptoms or reduce your risks

The book includes a special section of photographs and illustrations of various self-care practices. All in all, the book is an easy-to-understand guide you will want to refer to time and time again.

See for yourself why Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care is such a popular choice with our customers. Order your copy today!

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Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health

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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
· And 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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