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  • Volunteer pilot group gives patients a lift

    Volunteer pilot group gives patients a lift
    They're critically ill, short on money and even shorter on time. But many patients find solace – and a quick free ride to a specialty hospital – on the wings of Vital Flight. "The flight almost becomes part of the healing process," said Tom...
  • Tests can help determine which flu vaccine is safe for patient with allergies

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Tracking headaches may help teen see patterns, avoid triggers

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 16, has had headaches off and on for the past year. Ibuprofen seems to help, and she says the headaches are not severe. But I am concerned that they're so frequent. What could be the cause of recurring headaches in teens?...
  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available for vaginal prolapse

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with vaginal prolapse and am not sure where to begin with treatment. What is the best long-term treatment? I'm only 53. ANSWER: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options are available for vaginal prolapse. The...
  • Anesthesia can be tailored to each person's potential risk of post-operative nausea

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm scheduled to have surgery in the next month and am worried about the nausea and vomiting that I previously experienced after anesthesia. Is there anything that can be done to avoid post-surgery nausea? ANSWER: It is normal to be...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Carpal tunnel syndrome affects hands, but symptoms differ from arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a job in which I make repetitive movements with my hand, and I've had pain and numbness in my hand for years. I assumed it was due to osteoarthritis, which I was diagnosed with 20 years ago. But my doctor thinks it may be carpal...
  • Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people

    Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people
    Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job. When the friend...
  • Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick

    Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick
    More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests. "It is absolutely biologically impossible...
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital captures hearts with video

    Arnold Palmer Hospital captures hearts with video
    Ten years after a horrific car accident that killed her husband, an Orlando mother went back to Arnold Palmer HospitalĀ for ChildrenĀ to find and thank the people who helped save her child. Her story is captured in a short movie called The Thank You...
  • 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...
  • 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...