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  • Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test

    Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test
    New research leaves little doubt about it: Fitness is powerful. A new study shows it's also a powerful predictor of whether an individual will live or die in the next decade. Put a person on a standard-issue treadmill, crank up the speed and the...
  • Time to begin conversations about the end

    Time to begin conversations about the end
    Woody Allen, a wellspring of neurosis-laced insight, famously quipped about a subject that owns the last word: "I am not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens." Most Americans can relate. We don't want to be there. Heck, we don'...
  • 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...
  • Southland native heads to Chicago heart care institute

    Southland native heads to Chicago heart care institute
    When Palos Park native Patrick McCarthy began his cardiology career more than three decades ago, heart surgery had a high mortality rate — one in five patients died, he said. McCarthy, the executive director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's...
  • 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...
  • Genetic, environmental factors may raise risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 31, was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Do doctors know what causes this disease, especially at a young age? Will she need to be on medication for the rest of her life? ANSWER: The precise cause of...
  • Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their first two years of life? Isn't it OK and even safer to wait until they're a bit older to give them the recommended vaccinations? ANSWER: The current childhood vaccination schedule has...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Several factors may play a role is raising risk for diverticulitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. It was treated and the symptoms went away, but I'm wondering what could have caused it. I'm a 52-year-old man with no other medical problems. Am I at an increased risk for developing...
  • Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes

    Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes
    The Event: Some 438 friends and supporters flocked to funky Metro Chicago on Jan. 29 to help raise money for Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Their good deed was rewarded with an acoustic concert by composer/musician, Michael Franti. Known...
  • Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights

    Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights
    It has been 25 years since American Airlines flight attendant Jena Olsen waded through clouds of cigarette smoke on an airplane. "You would sit in the jump seat for takeoff, and you would see everybody poised with their cigarettes out and their...
  • UCLA superbug outbreak: Why the medical scope used is hard to disinfect

    The medical device implicated in the superbug outbreak at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center has a reputation for being tough to disinfect, largely due to its unique design, doctors say. The device in question -- a duodenoscope -- is used to diagnose...