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  • Best way to break a smoking habit? Seek help from a medical professional

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the most effective way to stopping my smoking habit of 20 years? I've tried the gum and it helped the cravings for a while, but not enough to get me to quit smoking. Even though I'm worried about what smoking is doing to my health, I can't seem to stop.
  • Removing the pancreas used only rarely as a means of preventing cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is preventative surgery an option for people with a strong genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer? If not, are there any screening tests that can catch it early? ANSWER: Although removing the pancreas is a possibility for people...

    Nonprofits prefer cash, but some donors have other ideas

    MINNEAPOLIS Nonprofits usually get cash donations, but some gifts could be found wrapped under a Christmas tree at least, a really big one. The Minneapolis-based Allina Health System last year received about $20,000 in donated sports equipment. A...

    Mayo Clinic Q&A: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty may be best option to treat torn rotator cuff and arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have severe arthritis in my shoulder. I recently found out my rotator cuff is also torn. I can't lift my arm much anymore without a lot of pain. My doctor recommends reverse shoulder arthroplasty. What does this surgery involve? How...

    Orlando Home Health Care: Revisiting Some Top Alzheimer's and Dementia Stories of 2014

    As we approach the end of 2014, we begin contemplating what many of us, here and abroad, learned about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementias. Crucial scientific investigations have kept the public intrigued, and, on their toes. On a human...