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  • Carefully consider treatment options when diagnosed with early stage breast cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just found out I have stage I breast cancer, and I'm trying to decide on the kind of surgery I'll have. My doctor says I could have either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. I'm leaning toward a lumpectomy. But how do you know if a lumpectomy is enough treatment? I'm worried the cancer could come back.
  • Hearing loss should be evaluated as soon as it's recognized

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband is 68 and has some hearing loss but won't go to see the doctor. He says it's a normal part of aging and thinks there's not much that can be done for it anyway. How is age-related hearing loss treated, other than a hearing aid?...

    'Kissing disease' outbreak closes Oklahoma school district

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A small Oklahoma school district has ordered all of its students to stay away from classes until December due to an outbreak of mononucleosis, officials said on Thursday. Woodland Public Schools in Fairfax, about 100 miles...

    Fitness Files: For health reasons, give gas a pass

    In a previous article, I discussed the hygiene hypothesis, which attributes the current prevalence of autoimmune diseases to the antiseptic environment we provide for our children. This means dirt's good. Some dirt. But passing gas? Who's says that's...

    Asthma linked to cardiovascular disease, but cause eludes researchers

    People who are treated for asthma are at substantially higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to two research papers presented Sunday. However, researchers don't know whether it is asthma or asthma medications that are behind the...