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  • Counseling before and after weight-loss surgery can be a big help

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I decided to have bariatric surgery, but was told that I first need to go through counseling. What will those sessions involve, and would counseling really improve my chances of the surgery being successful? ANSWER: Before you have...
  • Open Door Clinic opens a new headquarters in Elgin

    Open Door Clinic opens a new headquarters in Elgin
    For 37 years, the Open Door Clinic was up on the sixth floor of the old Professional Building in downtown Elgin, giving the people who came to it for help with syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV/AIDS a low-profile place to seek treatment. But as...
  • Program helps caregivers under stress after errors

    Program helps caregivers under stress after errors
    A tired physician prescribes the wrong medication. A surgeon misreads a patient's chart. A nurse inserts the wrong IV or administers too great a dose of a drug. Even the best health care professionals may make mistakes, and some lapses can lead to...
  • Genetic testing allows precision prescribing

    Genetic testing allows precision prescribing
    Personalized medicine is moving from the realm of the futuristic to the almost commonplace. A DNA cheek swab now allows scientists to determine how genetic differences cause people to have different responses to the same drug. And that information...
  • Medicare: House calls can help frail seniors and cut costs

    An X-ray in the living room. A rapid blood test. A peek into pill bottles and refrigerators. The humble house call can accomplish a lot — and now research suggests that tailoring it to some of Medicare's frailest patients can improve their care...
  • Expansion of urgent care clinics part of an effort to reduce emergency room visits

    Expansion of urgent care clinics part of an effort to reduce emergency room visits
    A new urgent care clinic and an expanded one have opened within a month of each other in Glendale, and it’s no coincidence. They are part of a push to cut down on the number of costly trips to local emergency rooms. Glendale Adventist Center...
  • Hospital dietitian profile: Good nutrition is key to recovery after lung transplant

    Rachael Dunn says she's always had an appreciation for food. "I always had a love and respect for it," says Dunn, a clinical dietitian at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood since 2011. "As a kid, I always loved trying the funny-looking thing...
  • Free Taneytown clinic accepting new patients

    Free Taneytown clinic accepting new patients
    Having insurance doesn't always mean you can afford to go to the doctor. For those who have insurance and are still in need of services, there's a free health clinic rolling into Taneytown on July 8 that is accepting appointments. The nonprofit, A...
  • Republicans face 2014 differences on NC Medicaid overhaul

    It looks like North Carolina House and Senate Republicans are nearing the same impasse they reached a year ago over the best way to overhaul how the state Medicaid program pays to treat its 1.8 million patients. As House leaders began running through...
  • As Boomers Age, Health Insurers Look To Adjust

    As Boomers Age, Health Insurers Look To Adjust
    Baby boomers appear poised to leave their mark on yet another institution — the insurance industry — as they age into Medicare eligibility. The roughly 75 million boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are driving demand for Medicare Advantage,...
  • Study of returns to the ER suggests lack of follow-up care

    No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around. Already some ERs...