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  • Lawmakers winnow list of candidates for University of Minnesota governing board

    Lawmakers narrowed down Tuesday the field of candidates for the University of Minnesota's governing board but couldn't agree in two of the five contests. Members of the House and Senate higher education committees planned to recommend five candidates for...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Best way to break a smoking habit? Seek help from a medical professional

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the most effective way to stopping my smoking habit of 20 years? I've tried the gum and it helped the cravings for a while, but not enough to get me to quit smoking. Even though I'm worried about what smoking is doing to my...
  • Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita facing 'serious health issues'

    Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita facing 'serious health issues'
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Two players throughout the 89-year history of the Blackhawks have made such indelible marks on the franchise that they have been immortalized with statues outside the United Center. One of them, Stan Mikita, is foremost in the...
  • Evergreen Park resident to turn 104

    Back when Kathryn "Katy" Martz was born in 1911, people didn't dote on children the way they do now. But Martz was an exception for two reasons. One, she was so thin and frail as a child that one of the Mayo brothers, of Mayo Clinic fame, used her as...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Hypoglycemia can lead to severe medical problems if left untreated

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What could cause a person without diabetes to become hypoglycemic? Would keeping track of my blood levels throughout the day be beneficial? ANSWER: Diabetes and the medications people take for it are by far the most common causes of...
  • Quinn on Nutrition: Of Super Bowls and avocados

    Yes, I know the Super Bowl is over. But this was truly one of the greatest football battles I can remember watching. Even the commercials seemed to move up in quality from years past...some of them at least. I wasn't particularly convinced that a yellow...
  • Stan Mikita suspected to have Lewy body dementia: What is that?

    Stan Mikita suspected to have Lewy body dementia: What is that?
    People with Lewy body dementia — the suspected diagnosis of Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita — can have memory loss, motor-function problems and hallucinations, but doctors don't have a foolproof way to detect it, the director of the Mayo Clinic'...
  • Worsening symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may warrant changes in treatment

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had ankylosing spondylitis for years, and could usually get relief by just taking over-the-counter pain medicine. But lately the flares seem to be more frequent and painful. Is this common for the condition to worsen over time? What...
  • Betting on weight loss can help people meet goals

    Betting on weight loss can help people meet goals
    For most of her adult life, Alfena Rascoe battled obesity. At 238 pounds, the Laurel resident said, the extra weight slowed her down, affecting her stamina at work as a child psychiatric specialist. It also led to high blood pressure, putting her at...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Anesthesia can be tailored to each person's potential risk of post-operative nausea

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm scheduled to have surgery in the next month and am worried about the nausea and vomiting that I previously experienced after anesthesia. Is there anything that can be done to avoid post-surgery nausea? ANSWER: It is normal to be...
  • From page to soundstage: Award-contending films based on books

    Long before Hollywood became obsessed with superheroes, the studios looked to the publishing world for content and inspiration. That turned out to be the case this year when a number of books — novels and nonfiction — got turned into...