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  • Commentary: Want to reduce stress? Try God.

    Many people believe that stress is a leading cause of a wide variety of health problems. Yet what might create an unhealthy physical or mental condition for one individual might be health-giving to another who may see the same stressful situation as a...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why. The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...
  • Teach your children the importance of good dental habits

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that some children are more susceptible to getting cavities than others? My 11-year-old has never had a cavity, but my 6-year-old already has needed four fillings. What's the best way to prevent cavities in kids? At what age...
  • Young Mexican in need of transplant denied visa by the U.S.

    Young Mexican in need of transplant denied visa by the U.S.
    A young Mexican who urgently needs a heart and liver transplant has twice been denied a U.S. visa to go to the Mayo Clinic for treatment, he and his family said Wednesday. Jose Chua Lopez, 20, was born with a heart defect and could die if he doesn't...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Symptoms from herniated disk often effectively treated without surgery

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the typical treatment and recovery time for a herniated disk? At what point should surgery be considered? ANSWER: In many cases, pain and other symptoms caused by a herniated disk resolve with time and self-care measures. When...
  • Thorough evaluation before LASIK surgery can help avoid potential problems

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm considering having LASIK surgery, but have a friend who had the procedure done many years ago and is now experiencing regression in her vision and has to wear glasses again. Is this typical? What are the risks of LASIK surgery?...
  • Jessie Jackson Jr. may leave prison Thursday

    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from a federal prison on Thursday and will serve out the remainder of his term in a Washington, D.C., halfway house, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy told The Associated Press after visiting Jackson....
  • Migraine studies yield fresh approaches to ward off pain

    Migraine studies yield fresh approaches to ward off pain
    If you suffer from migraine headaches, you're not alone. More than 10% of the population is hurting right along with you, including 18% of women. Migraines are most common from the ages of 25 to 55. The good news: New research can help change your...
  • Many factors play into increased heart disease risk for people with RA

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of heart disease? How are the two conditions related? Is there a way to lower the risk? ANSWER: Studies have shown that if you have rheumatoid arthritis, your risk of...
  • For adults with scoliosis, treatment based on severity of symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is surgery to treat scoliosis in adults? What does the surgery involve? ANSWER: Fortunately for most adults who have scoliosis, the condition can be successfully managed without surgery. For some who suffer from an...
  • Please consider the greatest gift

    The phone call came early in the morning. It was my mother and she was crying. Mom didn't weep easily. But that day her tears were happy ones. A donor liver had come through for my brother, Dan, who had been atop the Mayo Clinic's transplant list...