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  • Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights

    Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights
    It has been 25 years since American Airlines flight attendant Jena Olsen waded through clouds of cigarette smoke on an airplane. "You would sit in the jump seat for takeoff, and you would see everybody poised with their cigarettes out and their...
  • Jessie Jackson Jr. may leave prison Thursday

    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from a federal prison on Thursday and will serve out the remainder of his term in a Washington, D.C., halfway house, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy told The Associated Press after visiting Jackson....
  • Migraine studies yield fresh approaches to ward off pain

    Migraine studies yield fresh approaches to ward off pain
    If you suffer from migraine headaches, you're not alone. More than 10% of the population is hurting right along with you, including 18% of women. Migraines are most common from the ages of 25 to 55. The good news: New research can help change your...
  • Many factors play into increased heart disease risk for people with RA

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of heart disease? How are the two conditions related? Is there a way to lower the risk? ANSWER: Studies have shown that if you have rheumatoid arthritis, your risk of...
  • Please consider the greatest gift

    The phone call came early in the morning. It was my mother and she was crying. Mom didn't weep easily. But that day her tears were happy ones. A donor liver had come through for my brother, Dan, who had been atop the Mayo Clinic's transplant list...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: For adults with scoliosis, treatment based on severity of symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is surgery to treat scoliosis in adults? What does the surgery involve? ANSWER: Fortunately for most adults who have scoliosis, the condition can be successfully managed without surgery. For some who suffer from an...
  • In addition to mammograms, MBI is a useful screening tool for women with dense breasts

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After my annual mammogram last year, my doctor told me I have very dense breasts. She suggested that this year I also get a test called molecular breast imaging. What's the difference between that and a mammogram? Why would I need it? I'...
  • Frankfort girl betting big on St. Baldrick's

    Frankfort girl betting big on St. Baldrick's
    Lily Pavlik believes she can host the largest St. Baldrick's event in the Southland on Saturday at Balmoral Park in Crete. And don't bet against this brave 13-year-old from Frankfort and what she can accomplish. To urge people to support the...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Symptoms of chronic sinusitis often resemble a cold, but last for months

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had an awful cold for months. My doctor recommends that I be tested for chronic sinusitis. What would that involve? How is chronic sinusitis treated? ANSWER: Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses, which are the air-containing...
  • Three light-therapy products to aid seasonal affective disorder

    Three light-therapy products to aid seasonal affective disorder
    Long summer days can't come soon enough for people with seasonal affective disorder, but some people don't need to wait. Benefits for them can be found with a daily dose of artificial light. People with SAD commonly report fatigue, moodiness,...
  • Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name

    Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name
    If anybody could get lost in the celebrity of being a major league baseball player, it is Angels pitcher Joe Smith. His name is the ultimate in common. If you were looking for personal brand identification in this age of look-at-me-ism, you could do...