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  • An active lifestyle makes life and death better

     An active lifestyle makes life and death better
    Any day above ground is a good one. Or is it? People are living much longer than they did a century ago, but in many cases this comes despite terrible lifestyles; it's medical advancements that increase longevity for those disinclined to help...
  • Lifestyle changes often can help ease symptoms of peripheral artery disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother, 67, was recently diagnosed with peripheral artery disease. She's been having leg pain and other symptoms for many months. She was prescribed medication, but her doctor said she may need surgery. What would that involve? Are...
  • Presbyopia a normal part of aging, but regular eye exams are recommended

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 43 and have started having trouble with my vision while reading. I know this is common for someone my age. I do have "readers" that I sometimes use, but am hoping to put off regular glasses as long as possible. Am I doing harm by...
  • Saying Little About Cuts, Target Heightens Uncertainty For Thousands

    MINNEAPOLIS When the ax fell at Target Corp., no one actually swung it. The news that several thousand workers at Target's corporate offices in Minneapolis will lose their jobs emerged in the next-to-last paragraph of a statement handed to reporters...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: 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...
  • Lawmakers weigh costs of screening for rare, fatal disease

    A child has a genetic disease that will likely kill her by age 2. The only treatment is a stem cell transplant from cord blood, and the only way to get that treatment is to be screened for the disease at birth. Doing that will cost Kentucky taxpayers...
  • Mayo Clinic reports 36 percent rise in income from operations for 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS Income from operations jumped 36 percent last year at the Mayo Clinic, as the hospital and clinic system posted its strongest earnings in the past five years. Income from operations of $834.3 million came on revenue of about $9.76 billion...
  • Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test

    Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test
    New research leaves little doubt about it: Fitness is powerful. A new study shows it's also a powerful predictor of whether an individual will live or die in the next decade. Put a person on a standard-issue treadmill, crank up the speed and the...
  • Time to begin conversations about the end

    Time to begin conversations about the end
    Woody Allen, a wellspring of neurosis-laced insight, famously quipped about a subject that owns the last word: "I am not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens." Most Americans can relate. We don't want to be there. Heck, we don'...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Several factors may play a role is raising risk for diverticulitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. It was treated and the symptoms went away, but I'm wondering what could have caused it. I'm a 52-year-old man with no other medical problems. Am I at an increased risk for developing...
  • Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes

    Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes
    The Event: Some 438 friends and supporters flocked to funky Metro Chicago on Jan. 29 to help raise money for Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Their good deed was rewarded with an acoustic concert by composer/musician, Michael Franti. Known...