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  • Playing a role in their education

    Playing a role in their education
    POQUOSON — Five Poquoson Elementary students sat perched upon inflatable stability balls — some more stable than others — while third-grade teacher Kerry Griffin reviewed a reading assignment. Cela Pickford, with both feet firmly on...
  • People at high risk for osteoporosis may benefit from bone density test

    People at high risk for osteoporosis may benefit from bone density test
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is a bone density test? Is it necessary to have one even if I'm healthy? I am a 67-year-old woman and I exercise daily. ANSWER: A bone density test uses x-rays to measure how much calcium and other minerals are in a section of...
  • Phillies' Galvis improving from MRSA infection

    TAMPA, Fla. Infielder Freddy Galvis visited the Phillies' clubhouse Tuesday for the first time since he was hospitalized with a MRSA infection last week. Galvis was warmly greeted by teammates before they left for Tampa and Tuesday night's game against...
  • Harold Ramis' death puts vasculitis in the spotlight

    Harold Ramis' death puts vasculitis in the spotlight
    Thanks to the well-publicized death of actor/director Harold Ramis, the disease he suffered from — vasculitis — is getting more attention, which can help patients and doctors understand this elusive autoimmune disease. "His death was a...
  • Phillies infielder Galvis diagnosed with MRSA

    CLEARWATER, Fla. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed Friday that Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis has contacted MRSA. "Right now we are more concerned about his overall health than anything else," Amaro said. "He will be in the hospital for a...
  • Painful bone spur in elbow may require surgery to restore mobility

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've recently been diagnosed with a cracked bone spur in my elbow. I'm in quite a bit of pain, and it's hard to move my elbow. My doctor recommends surgery. What does that involve, and how long is the recovery time? ANSWER: Surgery...
  • Neurologist tells Howard Co. seniors they can slow down brain drain

    Howard County's rapidly growing senior population got some mixed news last week. The bad news: The part of their brain that controls short-term memory has been shrinking at an average rate of .5 percent a year since they turned 50. The good news: That...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Timing of surgery to repair cleft lip can't be determined until baby is born

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 30 weeks pregnant with our first baby. After an ultrasound last week, our doctor informed us that our baby will likely have a cleft lip. How soon after he's born do you recommend surgery? Will I still be able to breastfeed him?...
  • Make room for more men knitting

    SEATTLE Knitting is supposed to be a calm and peaceful pastime. Unless you're a man. Every time Chuck Wilmesher pulls out his needles, someone notices, stares for a moment and asks, in so many words: What do you think you're doing? "It drives me crazy...
  • Winter was no hardship for one beauty product

    Winter was no hardship for one beauty product
    A brutal winter fueled a boom for one type of beauty product: facial oil. The oils were once associated with clogged pores and a viscous film, but newer formulas appear to have won over skeptics with their intense hydration, unexpectedly dry finish...
  • FDA's lax approach to foreign drug safety endangers Americans

    BALTIMORE Talk about closing the barn door years after the rustlers have made off with your horses! U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg returned last month from her first official trip to India seeking to persuade the Indian...