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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alzheimer's can often be identified in its earliest stages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon can Alzheimer's disease be diagnosed? What are the early symptoms to watch for? ANSWER: There's no one test that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. But based on an assessment of symptoms, along with a variety of tests...
  • 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...
  • 15 ways to get healthy in Howard County in 2015

    Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
  • Supplements company sees big growth in 2015

    Supplements company sees big growth in 2015
    The small office/warehouse of Natural Product Solutions in Timonium hardly suggests the national reach of the dietary supplement company, or the bigger things to come in 2015: agreements that could double its range, and a new spokeswoman who is a national...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Hearing loss should be evaluated as soon as it's detected

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband is 68 and has some hearing loss but won't go to see the doctor. He says it's a normal part of aging and thinks there's not much that can be done for it anyway. How is age-related hearing loss treated, other than a hearing aid?...