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  • Correcting astigmatism during cataract surgery is possible in some cases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I need to have cataract surgery, but I also have astigmatism. Is it possible to have them both fixed at the same time? If so, what will the recovery be like?
  • Prescription treatments sometimes needed to zap head lice for good

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child's school has had a lice outbreak for two months. The problem doesn't seem to be going away. Is it true that some types of lice are resistant to over-the-counter treatments? Are there more potent options to eliminate head lice?...

    Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Treatment for bone disorders focuses on strengthening bones, slowing bone loss

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia? Are they treated differently? ANSWER: Osteoporosis and osteopenia are related conditions connected to bone health. Osteopenia can be a precursor to osteoporosis, but that's...

    Ronald Barnard,1935-2014

     Ronald Barnard,1935-2014
    Years ago, Ronald Barnard watched his stepdaughter reach for a pen to sign the student loan papers that would help her become a teacher before he stopped her and took the papers. "'That's all I needed to know, that you were committed to doing this,'"...

    Researchers finding ways to erase unhappy memories

     Researchers finding ways to erase unhappy memories
    We all have things we'd like to forget — being the victim of a crime, a bad relationship, an embarrassing faux pas. What if we could erase those bad memories? Or at least take the edge off them? Over the last 10 or 15 years, researchers have...