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  • Fitness Files: Making A's (sometimes) in health

    Sometimes I daydream about having a coach trained to help me get the most out of this old body. But then, I go on my way, doing what I do. My personal fitness formula is: —aerobic —strength —flexibility I give myself a grade of A...
  • Hypoglycemia can lead to severe medical problems if left untreated

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What could cause a person without diabetes to become hypoglycemic? Would keeping track of my blood levels throughout the day be beneficial? ANSWER: Diabetes and the medications people take for it are by far the most common causes of...
  • Volunteer pilot group gives patients a lift

    Volunteer pilot group gives patients a lift
    They're critically ill, short on money and even shorter on time. But many patients find solace – and a quick free ride to a specialty hospital – on the wings of Vital Flight. "The flight almost becomes part of the healing process," said Tom...
  • Tests can help determine which flu vaccine is safe for patient with allergies

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Tracking headaches may help teen see patterns, avoid triggers

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 16, has had headaches off and on for the past year. Ibuprofen seems to help, and she says the headaches are not severe. But I am concerned that they're so frequent. What could be the cause of recurring headaches in teens?...
  • Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospital record systems

    The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated changes in how U.S. hospitals address the threat of infectious diseases, say health IT companies and industry experts.     After more than five years and a $25 billion...
  • Fractures are major cause of older women’s hospitalizations

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - For U.S. women age 55 or older, bone fractures due to osteoporosis lead to more hospitalizations and greater healthcare costs than heart attack, stroke or breast cancer, according to a new study. "What we saw and what...
  • Air dryers may spread more hand germs

    By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - (Changes "done" to "none" in quote within paragraph 14) What's better for limiting the spread of bacteria in washrooms: paper towels, or air dryers? New research funded by a trade organization of paper towel...
  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available for vaginal prolapse

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with vaginal prolapse and am not sure where to begin with treatment. What is the best long-term treatment? I'm only 53. ANSWER: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options are available for vaginal prolapse. The...
  • 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Carpal tunnel syndrome affects hands, but symptoms differ from arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a job in which I make repetitive movements with my hand, and I've had pain and numbness in my hand for years. I assumed it was due to osteoarthritis, which I was diagnosed with 20 years ago. But my doctor thinks it may be carpal...