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  • 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?...
  • Please consider the greatest gift

    The phone call came early in the morning. It was my mother and she was crying. Mom didn't weep easily. But that day her tears were happy ones. A donor liver had come through for my brother, Dan, who had been atop the Mayo Clinic's transplant list...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: For adults with scoliosis, treatment based on severity of symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is surgery to treat scoliosis in adults? What does the surgery involve? ANSWER: Fortunately for most adults who have scoliosis, the condition can be successfully managed without surgery. For some who suffer from an...
  • An active lifestyle makes life and death better

     An active lifestyle makes life and death better
    Any day above ground is a good one. Or is it? People are living much longer than they did a century ago, but in many cases this comes despite terrible lifestyles; it's medical advancements that increase longevity for those disinclined to help...
  • Muncie 13-year-old seeks treatment for rare condition

    Lauren McGlaughlin spends her days wandering from one dystopian society to the next — from the "Divergent" series, to the "Maze Runner" series, to "Shatter me." She keeps the books carefully placed around her in bed. The rest are kept in a quickly-...
  • Drink this in: Science has decided coffee is good for you

    Drink this in: Science has decided coffee is good for you
    For centuries, coffee has caused a stir over health impacts, good or bad, with many people resigned to accept it as a guilty pleasure. But in a full turnabout since the 1980s, science now extols its virtues as a generally healthful drink and kick-start...
  • Before changing medication, try other strategies to manage dry mouth

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there anything that can be done for dry mouth? I take a medication that lists this as one of the side effects and am having a hard time getting used to it. Before I consider changing medications, I'd like to know if dry mouth can be...
  • In addition to mammograms, MBI is a useful screening tool for women with dense breasts

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After my annual mammogram last year, my doctor told me I have very dense breasts. She suggested that this year I also get a test called molecular breast imaging. What's the difference between that and a mammogram? Why would I need it? I'...
  • Frankfort girl betting big on St. Baldrick's

    Frankfort girl betting big on St. Baldrick's
    Lily Pavlik believes she can host the largest St. Baldrick's event in the Southland on Saturday at Balmoral Park in Crete. And don't bet against this brave 13-year-old from Frankfort and what she can accomplish. To urge people to support the...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Symptoms of chronic sinusitis often resemble a cold, but last for months

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had an awful cold for months. My doctor recommends that I be tested for chronic sinusitis. What would that involve? How is chronic sinusitis treated? ANSWER: Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses, which are the air-containing...
  • 'Looks Like Laury' chronicles woman's battle with dementia

    Pamela Hogan knew Laury Sachs before, as a talented, big-hearted friend, wife and mother. Connie Shulman knew Sacks after, when she was in the grip of the early onset dementia that would swiftly claim her life. Together, documentarian Hogan and actress...