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  • Blow the pain away: breathing tips to help children relax

    In times of stress, anxiety or frustration, you've probably been told to "relax, take a deep breath and calm down." Have you tried it? Really tried it? Many meditation practices use breathing techniques to promote a state of calm. "You don't need years...
  • Newer anti-coagulant medicine may not be best choice for patients over 75

    PHOENIX If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have determined. In a study released online recently in the BMJ medical journal, a team of researchers...
  • Newport News family practitioner launches personalized medical practice

    Newport News family practitioner launches personalized medical practice
    After almost 30 years at Oyster Point Family Practice in Newport News, board-certified family practitioner J. Drew O'Neal knows what's important to him and his patients. "Time is what matters. Doctors don't have the time to do what they want. They...
  • Genetic testing allows precision prescribing

    Genetic testing allows precision prescribing
    Personalized medicine is moving from the realm of the futuristic to the almost commonplace. A DNA cheek swab now allows scientists to determine how genetic differences cause people to have different responses to the same drug. And that information...
  • Counseling before and after weight-loss surgery can be a big help

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I decided to have bariatric surgery, but was told that I first need to go through counseling. What will those sessions involve, and would counseling really improve my chances of the surgery being successful? ANSWER: Before you have...
  • Mayo Clinic: Vitamin E benefits lost in switch from food to supplement

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that the antioxidant vitamin E provides a lot of health benefits. Is taking a daily vitamin E supplement a good idea? Can it be harmful? ANSWER: The proposed benefits of vitamin E rest on its powerful antioxidant properties....
  • House committee passes bill deregulating new hospitals

    A Florida House committee on Wednesday passed a bill strongly supported by Gov. Rick Scott that would do away with what he calls the unnecessary red tape before new hospitals can be built. But the measure is unlikely to pass in the Senate. A so-called...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: A number of disorders can trigger vertigo

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes vertigo? Does having it one time mean I'm more likely to experience it again? ANSWER: Vertigo is a sensation that either you or your surroundings, or both, are spinning or moving when they are not. Some people confuse...
  • On being Midwestern

    On being Midwestern
    For a long time, I wanted my life story to have more glamour, especially when it came to geography. I grew up in Bloomington, Ill., but I thought it added to my appeal if I said I was born in Southern California, which is true. (My Midwestern-rooted...
  • Safety tips for UTV drivers as summer season arrives

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. �� They are popular, practical and fun but quickly can turn dangerous or even deadly. Utility terrain vehicles, or UTVs, are growing in popularity. Much like the popular, single-rider all-terrain vehicle, or ATV, the UTV...
  • During pregnancy, stick to the basics to ensure good nutrition for baby

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm newly pregnant and overwhelmed with food advice from my friends. Is it true that I shouldn't eat any deli meat during my pregnancy? What about caffeine? Could it harm the baby? Are there other foods I should avoid while pregnant?...