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  • Thorough evaluation needed to determine if surgery an option for patient with emphysema

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 68, has advanced emphysema. Medication for it doesn't seem to help as much as it used to. We've heard that volume reduction surgery is sometimes used in cases like his. What does this surgery involve? What are the benefits?...
  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
  • Brain-tumor patient becomes area's first to try laser-heat treatment

    Brain-tumor patient becomes area's first to try laser-heat treatment
    Diane Bostick, who fought back breast cancer in 2009 but later found the cancer had spread to her brain, received a literal ray of hope, becoming the first person in Central Florida to undergo a new laser thermal treatment for brain tumors. Five days...
  • 15 million reasons for Hopkins fight [Commentary]

    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.  On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...
  • Risk of increased health problems in children with older father appears to be small

    Risk of increased health problems in children with older father appears to be small
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does paternal age affect fertility? Can the age of the father have an impact on the baby's health? ANSWER: Age can have an effect on a man's fertility. However, the influence of aging on fertility in men is not as significant as...
  • Ronald Swinfard: It's been a 'great honor' to serve the community

    Not long ago, I received a thank you letter about one of my colleagues at Lehigh Valley Health Network. The letter is about a patient transporter, the people who take patients from one area of the hospital to another for any number of reasons. The patient...
  • Many conditions can cause dementia, but Alzheimer's is the most common

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Are they hereditary? ANSWER: Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-...
  • A father, fighting ALS, prepares for a walking miracle

    CORONA DEL MAR, California -- Lindsay Nieto remembers it well, the day her father told her he was dying. She still was in high school, and, with her older brother, she met her dad and stepmother at a coffee shop before classes. "They came walking...
  • 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....
  • Age 9 not too young for a child to be seen by an orthodontist

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What age is best for my 9-year-old daughter to be seen by an orthodontist? Some of her friends already have braces, but this seems very early to me, since she's only lost a few teeth. ANSWER: Although many people associate braces with...