| Jun 8, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm an active 84-year-old man and was diagnosed with asthma and COPD a few years ago. My pulmonologist prescribed two medications - Advair and Spiriva - that seem to do the same thing. Why would I need both medications and are there...
| Dec 16, 2009
Many of the leading threats to women's health can be prevented - if you know the facts and measures to take to prevent illnesses.
Take a look at this top 10 list of women's health threats compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease...
| Jan 27, 2010
Why did Moses spend 40 years wandering in the desert? Because he wouldn't stop to ask for directions.
Research indicates that men tend to seek help less often than women, and this includes the underuse of medical and mental health services. Harris...
| Feb 6, 2010
Dr. Thomas L. Petty, the Colorado lung specialist who pioneered the use of continuous oxygen therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung disorders, died at his home in Denver on Dec. 12 from pulmonary hypertension. He...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 12:02 PM
Asthma is often overlooked in older patients, but why?
We asked two leading experts to weigh in. Dr. Charles E. Reed is a former head of the division of allergic diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Monroe King is an associate professor of...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 8:38 AM
Patrick Murray, a combat veteran who served in Vietnam in 1969, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 32.
No one else in his family has had diabetes.
"For me to get diabetes at such a young age, the only way I could figure it was, it was Vietnam," the 60-...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 6:40 AM
An east side sewer separation project has residents saying the whole idea stinks.
The project is designed to improve water quality at Pogues Run by reducing the volume and frequency of raw sewage overflows and improve drainage.
"The project is...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 5:13 AM
Blondie is a yellow Labrador Retriever, approximately 8 years old.
She has been at the Roanoke Valley SPCA since August 2010.
Blondie has a Lab's passion for food and life, but has a lung condition similar to COPD that makes her exercise intolerant....
| Aug 25, 2010
| 6:16 PM
Goldie Robinson, 78, spent her life working hard, volunteering at church and raising a family.
Then, without warning, she vanished.
Alarmed that he couldn't reach her, Robinson's son drove to Volusia County from his home in Baltimore and found her...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 6:54 PM
SOUTH DAYTONA — The body found in a patch of woods at a mobile home park is an unidentified man and not missing park resident Goldie Robinson, police said Thursday.
The twist on the disappearance of Robinson, 78, left her son not knowing how to...
| Feb 8, 2011
Last week's icy blast should a good measuring stick--if cold weather makes people sick then everyone should be hacking and coughing.
Zane Wright and his friends aren't exactly bundled up on the eve of the next winter storm.
His mom always warns him that...