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  • 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...
  • Can Obama really work with Congress?

    Can Obama really work with Congress?
    Contemplating a Republican-controlled Congress coping with narcissistic President Obama leaves me looking for "change we can believe in." Some readers remember that a sensitive "new" Richard Nixon emerged in the mid-1960s, supposedly unlike the nasty...
  • Types of hearing loss and when to get tested

     Types of hearing loss and when to get tested
    We are probably better at restoring hearing than any other of the five senses, said Dr. Matthew Carlson, an otolaryngologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "We tell our patients that we can almost always do something to help them regardless of the...
  • 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...
  • Wisconsin hospitals target $960 million 'hidden health-care tax'

    Wisconsin hospital officials are hoping to see a trio of actions in Gov. Scott Walker's budget to help alleviate the so-called "hidden health care tax" that they say drains $960 million from businesses and employees. That is the amount shifted to...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Symptoms of chronic sinusitis often resemble a cold, but last for months

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had an awful cold for months. My doctor recommends that I be tested for chronic sinusitis. What would that involve? How is chronic sinusitis treated? ANSWER: Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses, which are the air-containing...
  • Many factors can be at play in people with ongoing insomnia

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother-in-law has had insomnia ever since her husband died (just over one year ago). She regularly takes over-the-counter sleep aids, but I'm concerned that she's also depressed. Is it true that the two conditions are related?...
  • 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...
  • 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...