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  • Fast-food experts analyze 5,427 kids' meals -- only 33 are healthful

    It’s not often that the so-called food cops have kind words for the fast-food industry, but there are a few of them in a new report on the offerings from restaurants such as McDonald’s, KFC and Taco Bell -- and how they are marketed to kids....
  • Check your child's vaccination record

    http://www.kidsdr.com It's important to remember that not only infants and young children need vaccines. Older children (and even adults) continue to need vaccinations, and some vaccines are not given until a child is in his or her 'tween and teen years....
  • Beat weight worries: Strike an energy balance

    If you take in less energy than your body requires, you lose weight; when you take in more than you need, you gain weight. When your energy is in perfect balance, you maintain your weight. It seems so easy, but two out of three adults are overweight or...
  • Prices of new hepatitis C drugs are tough to swallow for insurers

    A pair of new drugs to treat hepatitis C offer a cure for millions of Americans afflicted with the disease — but at a potentially staggering cost to taxpayers and health plans. Until now, therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of...
  • Self-care measures helpful, but may not be enough to resolve Achilles tendinitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes Achilles tendinitis? Are there things I can do at home to help it heal more quickly? ANSWER: Although Achilles tendinitis is often associated with an increase in sports activity, any increase in stress on the tendon can...
  • The difference between exercise-induced asthma and chronic asthma is subtle

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had asthma all my life but it's always been very mild. I recently started exercising again and am out of breath soon after I begin my workout until about an hour after I'm done. Is there a chance that it is exercise-induced asthma?...
  • Pay attention to those aching feet to protect your mobility

    You're not alone if you've developed pain in your feet since the temperatures outside have dropped. "Colder weather makes you realize there's a problem," says Dr. Jim Ioli, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School. "You're no...
  • Smoking prevalence remains high worldwide

    Despite a steep drop in the number of smokers in the United States over the last three decades, researchers say that cigarettes remain a growth industry for the rest of the world because of expanding population. In a package of studies published...
  • Treatment for restless legs syndrome focuses on relieving the symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is restless legs syndrome hereditary? Is there an effective treatment, or does a diagnosis of RLS mean I will have it for life? ANSWER: Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is not always hereditary. But it does run in some families, and...
  • Cigarettes burning a hole in your pocket? Set a path to Quit Day

    Source: Loyola University Medicine whatdoctorsknow.com A recent cigarette tax hike in Illinois is making smoking dangerous to people's physical and financial health. The additional economic pressures are compelling people to quit smoking. In fact, 70...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Whether we like it or not, viral illnesses are typical this time of year

    We're starting off 2014 in the throes of a lot of viral illness. This is typical, with January and February notorious months for the peak of flu, RSV and common colds. Despite the historic statistics, my patients, their parents and even my friends...