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  • 'Functional food' hits the spot for those with an appetite for health

     'Functional food' hits the spot for those with an appetite for health
    More than ever, people are getting the message that food can improve health, and research continues to show that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of disease, especially chronic disease. And if you've been paying attention to that message, chances are you've heard the word "functional" tossed about. We have functional exercise and functional medicine. Then there's the phrase "functional foods." It's a tad medicinal sounding, but we'll bite: What is a functional food? It sounds important to anyone trying to live a healthful life. We want to function, don't we?
  • Worsening symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may warrant changes in treatment

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had ankylosing spondylitis for years, and could usually get relief by just taking over-the-counter pain medicine. But lately the flares seem to be more frequent and painful. Is this common for the condition to worsen over time? What...

    Confirm narcolepsy diagnosis with a sleep medicine specialist

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, who is in her early 20s, was diagnosed with narcolepsy nine months ago. Her primary care doctor prescribed stimulants, but they make her very jittery and don't eliminate all of her symptoms. Is this the only treatment...

    Betting on weight loss can help people meet goals

    Betting on weight loss can help people meet goals
    For most of her adult life, Alfena Rascoe battled obesity. At 238 pounds, the Laurel resident said, the extra weight slowed her down, affecting her stamina at work as a child psychiatric specialist. It also led to high blood pressure, putting her at...

    Mayo Clinic Q&A: Anesthesia can be tailored to each person's potential risk of post-operative nausea

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm scheduled to have surgery in the next month and am worried about the nausea and vomiting that I previously experienced after anesthesia. Is there anything that can be done to avoid post-surgery nausea? ANSWER: It is normal to be...