| Apr 27, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do you treat chronic postherpetic neuralgia?
ANSWER: Postherpetic neuralgia is a painful condition that affects the nerve fibers and skin. It can be difficult to treat. Effective therapy often requires a combination of several...
| May 10, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had three bouts of shingles that have caused me pain. How do I prevent additional attacks?
ANSWER: Recurrent bouts of shingles are often associated with immune system problems that occur with aging or as a result of a medical...
| Dec 26, 2003
It was at best a make-work mission.
The 80 experiments on the agenda for Columbia's 28th flight had no urgency. Many were high school student projects.
In truth, it was a mission meant to maintain momentum. After 13 delays in two years, shuttle planners...
| Dec 29, 1996
The boy loves games of chance. He loves slot machines and playing cards and instant-win lottery tickets. He learned at an early age to count coins, and to bet them. He learned in the hospital that money comes in get-well cards.Michael Hirschbeck learned...