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  • Vaccine recommended for older adults even if they've had shingles

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a healthy 78-year-old man and have never had shingles or the shingles vaccine. I did have chickenpox when I was a child. Is the shingles vaccine something you'd recommend for someone like me? What are the side effects? ANSWER:...
  • Blood clot forces Emmaus grad Aaron Gray to retire after eight years in NBA

    With the one-year anniversary of his wedding to his wife, Loredana, approaching and with an infant son he wants to see grow up, Detroit Pistons center Aaron Gray decided to retire after a blood clot was discovered in his heart last summer. Gray, 30,...
  • Mayo Clinic: Effect of PCOS on fertility can vary from one woman to another

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 24 and was recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. How will this affect my fertility? ANSWER: The effect of polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, on fertility can vary quite a bit from one woman to another. In some women,...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Apply sunscreen generously and frequently for reliable sun protection

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on kids? Do the spray sunscreens work as well as the lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved T-shirt? ANSWER: Children 6 months and older can...
  • Expert explains origins, treatment of MERS

    Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since become a concern in South Korea, where at least 20 deaths have been confirmed. Cases of MERS have also been reported recently in the Philippines, China and...
  • Clinical trials launching to combat advanced skin cancer

    PHOENIX, Ariz. Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are helping launch a national clinical trial that will apply the latest in precision medicine to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer. The study leverages advances in...
  • Aaron Gray stays upbeat after blood clot forces retirement

    With the one-year anniversary of his wedding to his wife, Loredana, approaching and with an infant son he wants to see grow up, Detroit Pistons center Aaron Gray decided to retire after a blood clot was discovered in his heart last summer. Gray, 30, told...
  • Healthy homes: Radon, allergens and more can creep into a house

    <b> </b>Healthy homes: Radon, allergens and more can creep into a house
    Formaldehyde, believe it or not, is versatile. The chemical is used in small amounts in products including cosmetics and food, as a disinfectant. It also has been used in larger amounts as a glue in making particleboard and flooring. But agencies such...
  • Blow the pain away: breathing tips to help children relax

    In times of stress, anxiety or frustration, you've probably been told to "relax, take a deep breath and calm down." Have you tried it? Really tried it? Many meditation practices use breathing techniques to promote a state of calm. "You don't need years...
  • Newer anti-coagulant medicine may not be best choice for patients over 75

    PHOENIX If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have determined. In a study released online recently in the BMJ medical journal, a team of researchers...
  • Diagnosing ciliac disease not always a one-step process

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My blood test for celiac disease came back negative, but I'm still having symptoms. Is it possible that I still could have it? What should my next steps be? ANSWER: The symptoms and presentation of celiac disease can vary quite a bit...