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  • Neurologist tells Howard Co. seniors they can slow down brain drain

    Howard County's rapidly growing senior population got some mixed news last week. The bad news: The part of their brain that controls short-term memory has been shrinking at an average rate of .5 percent a year since they turned 50. The good news: That...
  • Medicare pay data shock and anger many doctors listed as high earners

    Medicare pay data shock and anger many doctors listed as high earners
    Newport Beach oncologist Minh Nguyen woke up Wednesday wearing a dubious distinction: Medicare's highest-paid doctor in California and one of the top physicians nationwide. Some of his patients and fellow physicians immediately called him wanting an...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airport wheelchair service

    Earlier this year, a reader had a six-hour cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. After discharge, he was still quite weak and asked his airline to provide wheelchair service at Rochester, his connecting airport, and his final destination....
  • Kelly Clark dies at 56; made Boy Scouts divulge secrets on pedophiles

    Kelly Clark, an Oregon attorney who won a nearly $20-million judgment for a sex abuse victim against the Boy Scouts of America and forced the organization to release secrets on pedophiles contained in its so-called perversion files, has died. He was 56....
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: For those with osteoarthritis, exercise can ease stiffness and increase mobility

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, and my doctor says I need to start exercising. I want to, but the pain in my hips and knees makes even a walk around the block difficult. Are there activities that might work for someone like me?...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Spectrum of tests needed to diagnose multiple sclerosis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister's doctor recently told her he suspects she may have MS, but she hasn't been definitively diagnosed with the disease. Isn't there a test that can tell if someone has MS? What are the common symptoms? Are some people at higher...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: There are different factors to consider before resuming sexual activity after a heart attack

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How long after a heart attack do I need to wait to resume sexual activity? ANSWER: For men and women with cardiovascular disease -- no matter how young or old -- sexual activity is important to quality of life. But after a heart attack,...
  • Do your homework before ordering prescription drugs online

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it safe to order prescription drugs from an online pharmacy? ANSWER: Ordering online can be convenient. But if you choose go through an online pharmacy to fill your prescriptions, be careful. You need to make sure the pharmacy you...
  • Baseline risk assessment gives patients better understanding of skin cancer risk

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My physician recommended that I be screened by a dermatologist for a baseline risk assessment. What is this, and is it necessary? I use sunscreen regularly and have skin that normally does not burn. Am I still at risk for skin cancer?...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Shingles more common after age 50, but can affect younger people as well

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed last year, at the age of 38, with shingles. What causes someone who is relatively young to get shingles? Does this mean I'm more likely to get it again? Should I get the vaccine at this point or wait until the recommended...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Stress may play a role in hair loss, but there are many other triggers

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that chronic stress can cause hair loss, and if so, is the hair loss reversed once the stress is lessened? ANSWER: There's no easy yes or no answer to this question. Some hair loss may be related to stress, and, in some...