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  • Types of hearing loss and when to get tested

     Types of hearing loss and when to get tested
    We are probably better at restoring hearing than any other of the five senses, said Dr. Matthew Carlson, an otolaryngologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "We tell our patients that we can almost always do something to help them regardless of the...
  • Many factors determine treatment plan for rectal cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I often hear about colon cancer, but not a lot about rectal cancer. How is it diagnosed, and is it treatable? ANSWER: Rectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the last several inches of the colon, called the rectum. The primary...
  • Alcoholic beverages laced with more potential harm than good

    Celebrations, happy hours, cocktail parties. It would be nice to think the alcoholic beverages ever-present at social events are good for us. The news media typically makes the most of new studies suggesting a link between a daily glass of wine and a...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Lung cancer screening used to find cancer at an early stage

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At my last physical, my doctor suggested that I should be screened for lung cancer. I used to smoke about a pack of cigarettes a day, but I quit 12 years ago. I'm 63 now and in good health. Is screening really necessary for me? What does...
  • Can Obama really work with Congress?

    Can Obama really work with Congress?
    Contemplating a Republican-controlled Congress coping with narcissistic President Obama leaves me looking for "change we can believe in." Some readers remember that a sensitive "new" Richard Nixon emerged in the mid-1960s, supposedly unlike the nasty...
  • In many cases, trigger finger can be safely and effectively corrected

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My index finger is often stiff and sometimes makes a clicking sound when I move it. It even sometimes gets "stuck." My doctor told me I have trigger finger and that I should rest it for a few weeks to see if it improves, but that's...
  • Rialto marquee plan ends up on cutting-room floor

    Rialto marquee plan ends up on cutting-room floor
    A production at Joliet's Rialto Theatre that started out with high hopes did not have a happy ending. A Joliet businessman who donated $350,000 for a new digital marquee at the landmark building will be given his money back amid controversy over the...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Steps can be taken to combat prediabetes and prevent its progression to diabetes

    By Adrian Vella, M.D., Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure prediabetes, or does being diagnosed with it mean you'll either always have it or eventually become diabetic? ANSWER: Having prediabetes does...
  • Let It Go: Learning to move on and forgive your kid

    Let It Go: Learning to move on and forgive your kid
    “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”¬† -¬†Confucius Our kids do things that drive us nuts and make us crazy. That is a reality of parenting.¬† They don’t listen to us when we try to guide them, they wait until...
  • Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court

    Father's diagnosis affected Jordan Clarkson on the court
    Jordan Clarkson didn't get off the bench in the Lakers' latest game, as if that was even close to a travesty. His real edification on the unpredictability of life came last year, after the best game of his college career at Missouri. He had just...
  • Jayson Werth to undergo shoulder surgery today

    Jayson Werth to undergo shoulder surgery today
    Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will undergo surgery on the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder on Friday and will require two to three months of rehabilitation, which could put the veteran's availability for opening day in...