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  • Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

    Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care
    That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might spot signs...
  • Despite being high in fat, nuts and some oils can be heart-healthy choices

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend cooks with avocado oil and says that it's healthier than olive oil. Does avocado oil provide the same health benefits as olive oil? ANSWER: Like olives, avocados are naturally high in fat. Avocado oil can be used for frying or...
  • Pain relief from corticosteroid injections can vary greatly

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have osteoarthritis in my spine. About a month ago, I got a steroid shot in my lower back because my doctor said it might help with stiffness and pain in my back and legs. It worked wonderfully, and my symptoms are gone now. How does...
  • Rialto marquee plan ends up on cutting-room floor

    Rialto marquee plan ends up on cutting-room floor
    A production at Joliet's Rialto Theatre that started out with high hopes did not have a happy ending. A Joliet businessman who donated $350,000 for a new digital marquee at the landmark building will be given his money back amid controversy over the...
  • 'Functional food' hits the spot for those with an appetite for health

     'Functional food' hits the spot for those with an appetite for health
    More than ever, people are getting the message that food can improve health, and research continues to show that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of disease, especially chronic disease. And if you've been paying attention to that message,...
  • 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?...
  • Trevor Bayne looks to recapture Daytona 500 magic carpet ride

     Trevor Bayne looks to recapture Daytona 500 magic carpet ride
    CHARLOTTE – Trevor Bayne. Remember him? He won the Daytona 500 in 2011 as a 20-year-old. Youngest winner in the history of the Great American Race. Cool Kid. Fabulous story. We were all amazed and smitten, conjuring up the ghost of the late...
  • 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Gleason score indicates grade of prostate cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 73 and just had a prostate biopsy that showed a malignant tumor with a Gleason score of 8. Is this an indication of an aggressive cancer, and if so, what are my treatment options? ANSWER: The Gleason score indicates the grade of...
  • Regular monitoring of PSC can help manage symptoms, catch complications early

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband, 48, was diagnosed last month with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Does this mean he'll eventually need a liver transplant, or do some people with the disease never get to that point? He's had irritable bowel syndrome for...
  • 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...