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  • Mayo Clinic offers at-home colon cancer test

    MINNEAPOLIS Mayo Clinic is taking another step toward making detection of colorectal cancer as convenient as possible, announcing Monday an at-home kit that arrives and is sent back in the mail, stool sample included. In a joint announcement with...
  • Eye infections common, especially in children

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandson had a virus with flu symptoms. Then one of his eyes got very red, but it wasn't itchy or matted shut. When my daughter took him to the doctor, she was told it was the virus settling in his eye. But it wasn't pink eye. What'...
  • Jellyfish sting swimmers at Daytona Beach

    Jellyfish sting swimmers at Daytona Beach
    Nearly 400 swimmers were stung by jellyfish this weekend at Daytona Beach. The stings occurred both Saturday and Sunday according to the Volusia County Lifeguard Corps, who flew purple and yellow "pest" flags to warn swimmers about the presence of...
  • If essential tremor interferes with daily activities, treatment may be helpful

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father-in-law, husband and daughter all have essential tremor. My husband has never needed treatment, since the tremor is quite mild. But my daughter was just diagnosed at 41, and her symptoms seem to really bother her. What are the...
  • Hormone replacement therapy may provide protection after ovaries are removed

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 42 and have a BRCA1 gene mutation. I'll have a prophylactic oophorectomy later this year. I've had a prophylactic mastectomy, as well, and am considering hormone replacement therapy. How soon after surgery would I need to start...
  • Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general

    Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general
    Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco. In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and...
  • Robotic prostate removal tied to surgical changes, costs

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The introduction of robotic surgery for prostate cancer may have led to changes in the number of surgeons performing prostate removals and in the overall cost, according to a new study. With the technology being used...
  • Williams' genius diverted us from sadness

    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • Ten workers exposed to rabies

    Ten people are going through a series of vaccinations after they were exposed to a rabid cat that had been taken to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Williams Township. Eight employees of the shelter and two employees at Easton Animal...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Many conditions can cause dementia, but Alzheimer's is the most common

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Are they hereditary? ANSWER: Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-...
  • Many conditions can cause dementia, but Alzheimer's is the most common

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Are they hereditary? ANSWER: Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-...