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  • Environmental Nutrition: To drink or not to drink, a health perspective

    Environmental Nutrition: To drink or not to drink, a health perspective
    Environmental Nutrition Holiday 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...
  • 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...
  • Surgery first step in treatment for most cases of testicular cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes testicular cancer? How do doctors determine which treatment will be most effective? ANSWER: Compared with other types of cancer, testicular cancer is rare. However, testicular cancer is the most common cancer in male...
  • To attack health disparities, states take a broader view

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. For years, proposals to raise the minimum wage in Minnesota bogged down over economic concerns: Would a raise impel businesses to leave the state? Would it decrease employment? Would it touch off inflation? The supporters' main...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Lifestyle changes, medication may help manage menopausal symptoms without hormones

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Can anything be done for menopausal symptoms that doesn't include taking hormones? I've had breast cancer in the past, so am unable to take hormones, but I wake up nearly every night because of night sweats and have occasional hot...
  • Steps can be taken to combat prediabetes and prevent its progression to diabetes

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure prediabetes, or does being diagnosed with it mean you'll either always have it or eventually become diabetic? ANSWER: Having prediabetes does not automatically mean you'll go on to develop diabetes. But it is a...
  • ED may be early warning sign of heart disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 58 and asked my doctor for a prescription for erectile dysfunction. He recommended I also have tests done to evaluate my heart. How are ED and heart disease related? ANSWER: In some cases, erectile dysfunction, or ED, may be an...
  • Drag racing team owner Don Schumacher has surgery for skin cancer

    Don Schumacher, one of the most successful team owners in NHRA drag racing, had surgery Wednesday to treat a form of skin cancer, his team said. Schumacher, 70, had the procedure at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after the cancer -- Stage 1...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Antidepressants offer gradual, not instant relief

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon after starting on antidepressants should I begin to feel better? What type of changes will I notice? It's been three weeks and I don't feel like my depression has lessened. If anything, it seems to be getting worse. Do I need to...
  • Carefully consider treatment options when diagnosed with early stage breast cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just found out I have stage I breast cancer, and I'm trying to decide on the kind of surgery I'll have. My doctor says I could have either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. I'm leaning toward a lumpectomy. But how do you know if a...
  • Hearing loss should be evaluated as soon as it's recognized

    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?...