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  • Health Q&A: Multiple tests may be needed to determine cause of abnormal bleeding

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 40 years old. After having a period that lasted nearly two months, I had tests done that showed a small, hyperechoic lesion within the endometrium. What exactly does this mean? My primary care doctor suggested a hysterectomy as...
  • Health assessment can help overweight children start down a healthier path

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At what age should I be concerned about my child's weight? My 6-year-old son is healthy and gets plenty of exercise, but I feel like he's quite large for his age. He does have a huge appetite and is always saying he's hungry, and I don't...
  • Causes of fecal incontinence vary, but treatment is available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes fecal incontinence? Can it be treated? ANSWER: Fecal incontinence, or leakage of stool from the rectum, can range from occasional leakage while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. An estimated 8 percent of the...
  • Guest Column: Germs are mightier than the pen

    In 1945, Milton Reynolds received a patent for the first commercially available ballpoint pen. It first went on sale at Gimbles in New York City Oct. 29, 1945, and thousands of pens were sold in a week. At that time, I was a youngster earning my...
  • Hampton man makes plea for kidney transplant help

    Hampton man makes plea for kidney transplant help
    Former Hampton resident Timothy Lyons is asking for help to fund his kidney transplant. Now a resident of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the 45-year-old father of three and grandfather, became disabled in 2010. He's now a patient at the Mayo Clinic in...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Regardless of risk level, take steps to help protect our your heart health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 37-year-old man and have no health problems, but both of my parents have heart disease. My dad had his first heart attack at age 50. Are there things I can do now to prevent it, or is heart disease inevitable for me because of my...
  • Longtime Lower Brule Sioux chairman sedated in hospital

    Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Chairman Michael Jandreau is sedated in a Sioux Falls hospital as his doctors consult with their counterparts at the Mayo Clinic about his tenuous health. Tribe attorney Marshall Matz said Jandreau's family met with physicians...
  • Commentary: Want to reduce stress? Try God.

    Many people believe that stress is a leading cause of a wide variety of health problems. Yet what might create an unhealthy physical or mental condition for one individual might be health-giving to another who may see the same stressful situation as a...
  • Mayo Clinic unravels a mystery disease for Minnesota lawyer

    ROCHESTER, Minn. �� Greg Widseth didn't know what hit him. The lawyer felt fine as he coached his son's ninth-grade basketball workout last March. He remembers smiling at a young woman as he left the building. Now Widseth, who once had a...
  • Mexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday. The document, which Jose Chua received and a copy of which was shared with The...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why. The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...