Rochester, Minnesota - Stroke is a medical emergency for everyone. Unfortunately, some women may experience a delay in care, because they don't recognize that their symptoms are being caused by a stroke. Mayo Clinic wants you to know the signs and symptoms of stroke. Prompt treatment can increase your chance of recovery.

Yuma, Arizona - I recently read a piece by Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in JAMA entitled: "Sodium reduction - saving lives by putting choice into consumers' hands." In it, he lists grim statistics about the health problems caused by too much sodium:

Rochester, Minnesota - The 96 year old inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, Dr. Henry Heimlich, died Sat., Dec. 17. Well-known for his determination to develop an emergency procedure that could save people from choking, his method became famous and was implemented around the world. Below you can learn more about the importance of abdominal thrusts (Heimlich maneuver).

Scottsdale, Arizona - The cause of rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic autoimmune disease, is unknown. But certain genes and environmental factors, such as smoking, are linked to the disease process. Now Mayo Clinic research suggests a new link: the composition of gut microbes.

Dallas, Texas - For many young children, their first time down a slide or their first time trying new vegetables are in preschool or child care settings.  Young children thrive, grow and begin to develop a lifetime of habits in these early years—that is why it is so important we reach kids in early care and education settings.  Several states have made significant strides in ensuring all young children have the building blocks they need—nutritious foods and plenty of active play—for a healthy life. Recent research shows 31 states are seeing modest declines in childhood obesity rates among 2 to 4 year olds of low-income families, enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) from 2010 to 2014.