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  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Colic usually improves on its own within months

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 6-week-old granddaughter is extremely fussy for much of the day, sometimes crying off and on for four or five hours. I understand it's probably just colic, but should she be seen by a pediatrician to rule out other problems? Is there anything we can do to help her?
  • Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit

    Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the suspects are its two...

    Livers donated after cardiac death safe to use in liver cancer patients

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Patients with liver cancer can be cured with a liver transplant. But because of the shortage of donated organs, these patients often die waiting for a liver. That's because most transplant centers predominantly use livers from donors...

    Neck size one risk for sleep apnea; with shapewear, moderation is key

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Recently, I was evaluated for sleep apnea. As part of the exam, my neck circumference was measured. Why is this important? ANSWER: Having a neck circumference greater than 16 inches if you're a woman, or greater than 17 inches if you're...

    Apply sunscreen generously and frequently for reliable sun protection

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on kids? Do the spray sunscreens work as well as the lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved T-shirt? ANSWER: Children 6 months and older can...