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  • Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says

    Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says
    Can an injection of the measles cure cancer? In a recent clinical trial, researchers say that a genetically modified strain of the virus showed an ability to target and reduce tumors in a human patient. Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...
  • How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed

    How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed
    A few years ago, Ken Berger noticed a small mass in one of his testicles, and scheduled a next-day appointment to get it examined. An ultrasound revealed a lump, but other tests came back negative for testicular cancer — except for one. To his...
  • All About Food: Adhering to these food myths? Stop.

     All About Food: Adhering to these food myths? Stop.
    I recently received my Mayo Clinic Health Letter and one of the main topics was dietary supplements. All that I have read lately seems to suggest that these supplements are fairly useless and cannot substitute for a well-balanced, healthy diet. Whole...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: 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? ANSWER: In many cases, it is possible to correct astigmatism during cataract...
  • Obamacare lightens load for cancer patients

     Obamacare lightens load for cancer patients
    Fiona O'Connell is familiar with the working person's health care nightmare — the one where you get too sick to work, and then you lose your job, and then you have no insurance to pay for the treatment you need. O'Connell lived that nightmare, and...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Mildly low level of testosterone typically doesn't require treatment

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 52-year-old man. I recently had blood work done that showed my testosterone levels are slightly low, falling just below the "normal" range. Should I talk to my doctor about getting treatment even if I don't have any symptoms?...
  • Nosebleeds can be bothersome, but rarely are a sign of a serious condition

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 12-year-old daughter gets nosebleeds often, especially during the winter, and usually at night. They don't last long, but they disrupt her sleep and can be frightening. Why are some people more prone to nosebleeds than others? Are...
  • Shoulder pain leads to a search for realignment

    Shoulder pain leads to a search for realignment
    Whether it was years of swimming, too much sitting at the computer or too much driving, life was taking its toll on my body. My shoulder was messed up beyond belief; the pain seeped down my right arm and across my back, up into my neck. With a mile-and-...
  • More school, challenging work and mental engagement can delay dementia

    In those at higher genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease, completing more school and going on to a lifetime of mentally challenging work and leisurely pursuits can delay the onset of dementia by close to nine years, says a new study....
  • All About Food: Mucus, margarine and other myths

    I have gotten some nice feedback on the article I wrote a few weeks ago called "Adhering to these food myths? Stop" (All About Food, May 22) and have decided to do a second installment. 1. Sugary foods make kids hyperactive. This has been debunked...
  • 15 million reasons for Hopkins fight [Commentary]

    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.  On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...