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  • Sandra Lee doing 'as well as can be expected' after double mastectomy

    Sandra Lee doing 'as well as can be expected' after double mastectomy
    Sandra Lee has come through her double mastectomy "as well as can be expected," her boyfriend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said Tuesday. "Around 8 a.m. this morning, Sandy underwent surgery that concluded just before 1 p.m.," the New York politician...
  • It's not psychology, it's you: Stop blaming behavior on 'disease,' psychiatrist says

    It's not psychology, it's you: Stop blaming behavior on 'disease,' psychiatrist says
    Modern psychology can do more harm than good, asserts retired psychiatrist Anthony Daniels (pen name: Theodore Dalrymple) in his book, "Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality." Instead of taking responsibility for ourselves, "checklist...
  • Acid reflux often associated with hiatal hernia

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six years ago, I was diagnosed with acid reflux and a hiatal hernia. I've had an endoscopy, as well as other tests, but doctors say there's nothing I can do other than take medication. (I'm currently on doxepin.) I'm still having sharp...
  • A number of disorders can trigger vertigo

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes vertigo? Does having it one time mean I'm more likely to experience it again? ANSWER: Vertigo is a sensation that either you or your surroundings, or both, are spinning or moving when they are not. Some people confuse...
  • Family draws on son's suicide to teach concussion awareness

    Graham and Cathy Thomas really had two options. They could let the tragedy of their son taking his own life consume them, or they could use it to help keep others from experiencing depression from brain injuries. They chose the latter. Their teenage...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Thorough evaluation before LASIK surgery can help avoid potential problems

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm considering having LASIK surgery, but have a friend who had the procedure done many years ago and is now experiencing regression in her vision and has to wear glasses again. Is this typical? What are the risks of LASIK surgery?...
  • Keeping your brain healthy actually can be a fine art

     Keeping your brain healthy actually can be a fine art
    Since she moved to Florida, said Mary O'Neill, 91, "painting keeps me happy and fills the empty frames" in her Port St. Lucie home. It also keeps mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at bay, said a study from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Unlike memory...
  • Party for future moms, FYOE (freeze your own eggs)

    Party for future moms, FYOE (freeze your own eggs)
    If you peeked in on a recent party at the Viceroy Santa Monica, you might have noticed that the guests, almost all female, were chatting quietly, hesitantly, in pairs or trios. This wasn't a group of good friends — Prosecco and hors d'oeuvres aside....
  • Medication may help slow progression of PBC

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis three months ago. I don't have any symptoms yet but wonder what I should look for. Are there things I can do to slow its progression? ANSWER: Your situation is common. Most people diagnosed...
  • Mike Sielski: Jim Kelly backs cause that is close to his heart

    Not long ago, a father could not cry. He had been diagnosed with cancer in his jaw in 2013, and it had returned last year, and the chemotherapy and radiation treatments had cost him his tear ducts. The fluid backed up, infecting his eyes. So in the middle...
  • The Rev. William Chiganos, Greek Orthodox priest, dies at 82

    The Rev. William Chiganos, Greek Orthodox priest, dies at 82
    The Rev. William Chiganos was tapped to lead Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester in the late 1950s, at a time when Greek-Americans were beginning to migrate from the city to the near west suburbs. The Rev. Chiganos remained at the helm of...