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  • Stay safe on the water in the wake of these tips

    Boating is fun, but it's important to do it safely. Whether it's a fishing boat, a canoe or kayak, or a personal watercraft, there are some basic safety tips that apply to all. According to the National Safe Boating Council, learning to swim is one of...
  • Livers donated after cardiac death safe to use in liver cancer patients

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Patients with liver cancer can be cured with a liver transplant. But because of the shortage of donated organs, these patients often die waiting for a liver. That's because most transplant centers predominantly use livers from donors...
  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

    Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the suspects are its two...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Colic usually improves on its own within months

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 6-week-old granddaughter is extremely fussy for much of the day, sometimes crying off and on for four or five hours. I understand it's probably just colic, but should she be seen by a pediatrician to rule out other problems? Is...
  • Mayo Clinic: Neck size one risk for sleep apnea; with shapewear, moderation is key

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Recently, I was evaluated for sleep apnea. As part of the exam, my neck circumference was measured. Why is this important? ANSWER: Having a neck circumference greater than 16 inches if you're a woman, or greater than 17 inches if you'...
  • Fitness Files: Women should take risk of heart disease more seriously

    "Women are six more times likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer." "More women die of heart disease than men." "'Broken heart syndrome' is a condition affecting women more frequently." "Heart disease in women is handled less...
  • Many medical conditions can cause a burning sensation in the mouth

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, who's in his 70s, went to his dentist with mouth pain and was told he has burning mouth syndrome and that there's no known treatment. Could something else be causing his symptoms? Are there things he can do to ease the pain?...
  • Medication may help slow progression of PBC

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis three months ago. I don't have any symptoms yet but wonder what I should look for. Are there things I can do to slow its progression? ANSWER: Your situation is common. Most people diagnosed...
  • Neck size one risk for sleep apnea; with shapewear, moderation is key

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Recently, I was evaluated for sleep apnea. As part of the exam, my neck circumference was measured. Why is this important? ANSWER: Having a neck circumference greater than 16 inches if you're a woman, or greater than 17 inches if you're...
  • Apply sunscreen generously and frequently for reliable sun protection

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best kinds of sunscreen to use on kids? Do the spray sunscreens work as well as the lotions? Also, does UPF clothing offer more sun protection than a standard long-sleeved T-shirt? ANSWER: Children 6 months and older can...
  • Buffalo Grove family helps organize lupus walk at Montrose Harbor

    Buffalo Grove family helps organize lupus walk at Montrose Harbor
    She hangs out with her dad way more than the typical twentysomething. But Pam Selman is thankful that she can. Her father, Phil, suffers from a disease that presently has no cure and is hard to diagnose, so Pam is spending a good chunk of a time helping...