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  • Regardless of risk level, take steps to help protect our your heart health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 37-year-old man and have no health problems, but both of my parents have heart disease. My dad had his first heart attack at age 50. Are there things I can do now to prevent it, or is heart disease inevitable for me because of my...
  • Symptoms from herniated disk often effectively treated without surgery

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the typical treatment and recovery time for a herniated disk? At what point should surgery be considered? ANSWER: In many cases, pain and other symptoms caused by a herniated disk resolve with time and self-care measures. When...
  • Lawmakers hope to expand the state's newborn screening to test for deadly Krabbe disease

    Jenna Heckendorf stood beside her husband Wednesday gripping a framed photo of her baby boy. Tears streamed down her cheeks as he spoke of their 18-month-old's death. With red eyes, Kyle Heckendorf told the story of their son, Bryce, and his battle...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Gleason score indicates grade of prostate cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 73 and just had a prostate biopsy that showed a malignant tumor with a Gleason score of 8. Is this an indication of an aggressive cancer, and if so, what are my treatment options? ANSWER: The Gleason score indicates the grade of...
  • UCLA superbug outbreak: Why the medical scope used is hard to disinfect

    The medical device implicated in the superbug outbreak at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center has a reputation for being tough to disinfect, largely due to its unique design, doctors say. The device in question -- a duodenoscope -- is used to diagnose...
  • Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

    That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might spot signs of...
  • Timberwolves' Shabazz Muhammad to undergo season-ending surgery

    The Timberwolves, their season beset with injuries from the start, have suffered another one. The Wolves announced Saturday that second-year forward Shabazz Muhammad will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a ruptured ligament on the middle figure of...
  • Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers& apps

    More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out: ___ LIABILITY What if a...
  • Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

    Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care
    That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might spot signs...
  • Despite being high in fat, nuts and some oils can be heart-healthy choices

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend cooks with avocado oil and says that it's healthier than olive oil. Does avocado oil provide the same health benefits as olive oil? ANSWER: Like olives, avocados are naturally high in fat. Avocado oil can be used for frying or...
  • Pain relief from corticosteroid injections can vary greatly

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have osteoarthritis in my spine. About a month ago, I got a steroid shot in my lower back because my doctor said it might help with stiffness and pain in my back and legs. It worked wonderfully, and my symptoms are gone now. How does...