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  • 'Looks Like Laury' chronicles woman's battle with dementia

    Pamela Hogan knew Laury Sachs before, as a talented, big-hearted friend, wife and mother. Connie Shulman knew Sacks after, when she was in the grip of the early onset dementia that would swiftly claim her life. Together, documentarian Hogan and actress...
  • Target layoffs will hit 1,700, with another 1,400 jobs going unfilled

    MINNEAPOLIS Target Corp. said it was wiping out 3,100 headquarters jobs, including laying off 1,700 people, with most learning their fate Tuesday. The company Tuesday morning elaborated for the first time on a plan announced last week to eliminate...
  • Former Vice President Walter Mondale released from hospital

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale has been released from the hospital after being treated for the flu. Mayo Clinic spokeswoman Kelley Luckstein said Mondale was treated Friday night for flu and cold symptoms and was doing well enough to be released on...
  • An active lifestyle makes life and death better

     An active lifestyle makes life and death better
    Any day above ground is a good one. Or is it? People are living much longer than they did a century ago, but in many cases this comes despite terrible lifestyles; it's medical advancements that increase longevity for those disinclined to help...
  • Three light-therapy products to aid seasonal affective disorder

    Three light-therapy products to aid seasonal affective disorder
    Long summer days can't come soon enough for people with seasonal affective disorder, but some people don't need to wait. Benefits for them can be found with a daily dose of artificial light. People with SAD commonly report fatigue, moodiness,...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Alzheimer's can often be identified in its earliest stages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon can Alzheimer's disease be diagnosed? What are the early symptoms to watch for? ANSWER: There's no one test that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. But based on an assessment of symptoms, along with a variety of tests...
  • Lifestyle changes often can help ease symptoms of peripheral artery disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother, 67, was recently diagnosed with peripheral artery disease. She's been having leg pain and other symptoms for many months. She was prescribed medication, but her doctor said she may need surgery. What would that involve? Are...
  • Presbyopia a normal part of aging, but regular eye exams are recommended

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 43 and have started having trouble with my vision while reading. I know this is common for someone my age. I do have "readers" that I sometimes use, but am hoping to put off regular glasses as long as possible. Am I doing harm by...
  • Saying Little About Cuts, Target Heightens Uncertainty For Thousands

    MINNEAPOLIS When the ax fell at Target Corp., no one actually swung it. The news that several thousand workers at Target's corporate offices in Minneapolis will lose their jobs emerged in the next-to-last paragraph of a statement handed to reporters...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Confirm narcolepsy diagnosis with a sleep medicine specialist

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, who is in her early 20s, was diagnosed with narcolepsy nine months ago. Her primary care doctor prescribed stimulants, but they make her very jittery and don't eliminate all of her symptoms. Is this the only treatment...
  • Lawmakers weigh costs of screening for rare, fatal disease

    A child has a genetic disease that will likely kill her by age 2. The only treatment is a stem cell transplant from cord blood, and the only way to get that treatment is to be screened for the disease at birth. Doing that will cost Kentucky taxpayers...