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  • New treatments for dry eyes may provide relief when standard treatments fail

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes dry eyes? Is there an effective treatment other than constantly using eye drops to keep them moist? ANSWER: Dry eyes happen when your eyes don't make enough tears, or when those tears are poor quality. Treatment of dry...
  • Consumer Reports lists top U.S. heart surgery programs, finds none in Central Florida

    Consumer Reports lists top U.S. heart surgery programs, finds none in Central Florida
    In its first-ever analysis of top-rated heart surgery programs at U.S. hospitals, Consumer Reports released today some surprising findings. In Central Florida no hospital stood out for its heart surgery. Orlando Regional Medical Center rated average....
  • All About Food: Mucus, margarine and other myths

    I have gotten some nice feedback on the article I wrote a few weeks ago called "Adhering to these food myths? Stop" (All About Food, May 22) and have decided to do a second installment. 1. Sugary foods make kids hyperactive. This has been debunked...
  • Egg labels may confuse consumers

    Egg labels may confuse consumers
    "Pasture-raised eggs": Do you look for that description when shopping? You're not alone. Fewer than 1 in 4 respondents looked for the phrase "pasture-raised" according to a poll of 670 Americans conducted in May for Vital Farms (vitalfarms.com), an...
  • Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000

    Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000
    WASHINGTON -- Imprisoned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s projected release date is now Sept. 20, 2015, more than three months earlier than listed previously, federal officials confirmed Monday. In another development, Jackson has paid the $550,000...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Nosebleeds can be bothersome, but rarely signal a serious condition

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 12-year-old daughter gets nosebleeds often, especially during the winter, and usually at night. They don't last long, but they disrupt her sleep and can be frightening. Why are some people more prone to nosebleeds than others? Are...
  • Free flights help Peninsula patients access care

    Free flights help Peninsula patients access care
    Earlier this week, Patient AirLift Services, PALS, a nonprofit that arranges free air and ground transportation for people needing medical treatment, provided York County resident Wes Pak, 8, his 44th flight in three years of receiving treatment for...
  • For many, lifestyle changes and medication can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

    For many, lifestyle changes and medication can slow progression of chronic kidney disease
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife was diagnosed with "moderate" chronic kidney disease about three months ago. What does this mean? Are there things she can do to stop the progression of the disease? ANSWER: Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each the size...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Assessment of symptoms, neurological exam often sufficient to identify concussion

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A few months ago, I was in a minor car accident and was told I had a mild concussion. I hadn't lost consciousness and only felt slightly "off," but my doctor told me to lay low for a few weeks. Wouldn't an MRI or CT be necessary to...
  • FDA, in a turnaround, says pregnant women should eat more fish

     FDA, in a turnaround, says pregnant women should eat more fish
    The FDA, in a change of course, now wants pregnant women to eat more fish. But not the kinds that are high in mercury. Altering its 2004 advice to shun most seafood, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday in an updated report with the...
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