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  • Florida Hospital closes lung-transplant program

    Florida Hospital closes lung-transplant program
    Less than two years after debuting its lung-transplant program — the only one in Central Florida — Florida Hospital is temporarily closing it down, forcing local patients to scramble to get on waiting lists in other cities. Hospital...
  • Playing a role in their education

    Playing a role in their education
    POQUOSON — Five Poquoson Elementary students sat perched upon inflatable stability balls — some more stable than others — while third-grade teacher Kerry Griffin reviewed a reading assignment. Cela Pickford, with both feet firmly on...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Surgery can usually treat urinary incontinence, but less invasive options are available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 43 and have had trouble with urinary incontinence since having my fourth child at 41. It seemed manageable until about 6 months ago, when I started to notice it happening more frequently. At what point should I consider surgery?...
  • Ailene Voisin: Sara James hopes to end Stanford career with NCAA women's basketball title

    STANFORD, Calif. The beginning of the end or, really, the beginning of life after basketball is hours, days, or at most a week away. And Sara James smiles and shakes her head, and like most adults, wonders when the calendar started to run the fast break....
  • Comprehensive eye exam can help detect glaucoma in early stages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 53 and have never had trouble with my eyesight, but my mother has glaucoma, which I know increases my risk of getting it. Is there anything I can do to prevent glaucoma? How often should I have an eye exam? ANSWER: You're correct...
  • Risk for macular degeneration goes up with age

    Risk for macular degeneration goes up with age
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 52 and have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What could cause this in a person my age? ANSWER: No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to loss of sight in the center of...
  • Both too much and too little iron have potential to lead to health concerns

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 40-year old woman, and I've noticed that many multivitamins for women contain iron. Should all women take extra iron? Is it safe to do so? What are the side effects of taking a daily iron supplement? ANSWER: Not having enough...
  • Researchers finding ways to erase unhappy memories

     Researchers finding ways to erase unhappy memories
    We all have things we'd like to forget — being the victim of a crime, a bad relationship, an embarrassing faux pas. What if we could erase those bad memories? Or at least take the edge off them? Over the last 10 or 15 years, researchers have...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: The risk of sustaining a concussion is higher after already having one

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 17, was hit while playing soccer last fall and suffered a mild concussion. Her doctor says it's OK for her to play again in the spring, but I'm worried. Isn't she more likely to get another concussion if she's had one...
  • Cardiac rehab beneficial for variety of heart disorders

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What does cardiac rehab involve? Do you recommend it for everyone who's had a heart attack, or only in certain cases? ANSWER: Cardiac rehabilitation is extremely beneficial for people with a variety of heart disorders. It involves a...
  • Phillies' Galvis improving from MRSA infection

    TAMPA, Fla. Infielder Freddy Galvis visited the Phillies' clubhouse Tuesday for the first time since he was hospitalized with a MRSA infection last week. Galvis was warmly greeted by teammates before they left for Tampa and Tuesday night's game against...