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Good Question: How Do You Keep Fear Of Storms From Becoming A Phobia?

The skies turn gray. The lightning cracks. Thunder booms. For most of us, a fleeting moment of fear is as bad as it gets. “Even when there’s not a storm, [kids are] checking the weather, they’re feeling nervous if it gets overcast. That’s different,” said Dr. Steven Whiteside, a Mayo Clinic child psychologist who specializes in anxiety.

05/21/2013

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Tom Brokaw Speaks At Mayo Clinic Commencement

Former news anchor Tom Brokaw became the first recipient of an honorary degree from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine on Saturday. “If there is an oxymoron in America, it’s a humble anchorman,” Brokaw said. “But this is truly a humbling experience.”

05/18/2013

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Mayo Study: No Link Between Anesthesia And Dementia

Can anesthesia from surgery cause dementia in elderly patients? That question was the subject of a recent Mayo Clinic study. The findings were released Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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In Tax Bill, House Advances Mayo Project Subsidy

The Mayo Clinic is partway to its goal of winning state financial support for an expansion project in Rochester.

04/24/2013

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Reworked Mayo Finance Plan Ups Local, Private Ante

State taxpayer money would go toward an expansion of the Mayo Clinic only after a hefty amount of private money and more local taxes are committed to the project, under a reworked plan unveiled in a state Senate committee on Monday.

04/22/2013

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Would You Donate A Kidney To A Stranger?

Would you donate your kidney to a stranger? A growing number of people are willing to do just that.

04/18/2013

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Mayo Clinic Subsidy Shrinks In Minn. House Plan

Minnesota House Democrats want to trim the state’s contribution to a Mayo Clinic expansion proposal by about $200 million from an original request of about $500 million from the Rochester healthcare giant.

04/15/2013

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Senate Tax Chair: New Mayo Funding Plan Needs Work

A top Senate Democrat says the altered funding plan to help the Mayo Clinic expand needs work before moving forward.

04/12/2013

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Revised Mayo Financing Plan Expected By Next Week

A reworked plan to finance public portions of a massive Mayo Clinic expansion in Rochester is expected to be ready by early next week.

04/10/2013

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Racino Bill Aims To Solve Stadium Funding Woes

Funding for the Viking stadium has come up short at the Capitol in the past, but racino supporters say lawmakers can’t ignore it any longer.

04/08/2013

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Key Lawmakers Want Greater Local Bent To Mayo Plan

Key Minnesota lawmakers on Tuesday signaled a coming makeover to the Mayo Clinic expansion plan that would reduce the state’s burden and increase the amount derived locally.

04/02/2013

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Mayo Looks For Jumpstart In Minn. House Committee

The bill to assist the Mayo Clinic in a major expansion is back before a Minnesota House committee where it hit turbulence last month.

04/02/2013

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Good Question: Is A Gluten-Free Diet Healthier For Most Of Us?

Twenty-nine percent of Americans tell researchers they’re trying to avoid gluten. Why?

03/19/2013

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Mayo Bill Pauses As Key Lawmaker Doubts Financing

A key Minnesota lawmaker says a bill committing the state to aid in a massive Mayo Clinic expansion project needs a considerable makeover to get through her House committee.

03/12/2013

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Study: Kids Who Avoid Things More Likely To Have Anxiety

Kids who avoid scary situations are more likely to have anxiety problems.

03/12/2013

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