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  • Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says

    Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says
    Can an injection of the measles cure cancer? In a recent clinical trial, researchers say that a genetically modified strain of the virus showed an ability to target and reduce tumors in a human patient. Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...
  • How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed

    How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed
    A few years ago, Ken Berger noticed a small mass in one of his testicles, and scheduled a next-day appointment to get it examined. An ultrasound revealed a lump, but other tests came back negative for testicular cancer — except for one. To his...
  • Paying attention to diet may help prevent additional gout flare-up

    Paying attention to diet may help prevent additional gout flare-up
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes gout? I've had one attack and am not on any treatment but am watching my diet. Is it possible that I won't have additional attacks or need treatment for it, or is it likely to come back again? ANSWER: Gout is a form of...
  • All About Food: Adhering to these food myths? Stop.

     All About Food: Adhering to these food myths? Stop.
    I recently received my Mayo Clinic Health Letter and one of the main topics was dietary supplements. All that I have read lately seems to suggest that these supplements are fairly useless and cannot substitute for a well-balanced, healthy diet. Whole...
  • Range of treatment options available for stage 0 cervical cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Years ago, I had mild cervical dysplasia and was treated with cryotherapy. I now have cervical cancer (stage 0) and am leaning toward having a hysterectomy since I'm done having children, but my doctor says there are other options for...
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  • Obamacare lightens load for cancer patients

     Obamacare lightens load for cancer patients
    Fiona O'Connell is familiar with the working person's health care nightmare — the one where you get too sick to work, and then you lose your job, and then you have no insurance to pay for the treatment you need. O'Connell lived that nightmare, and...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Mildly low level of testosterone typically doesn't require treatment

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 52-year-old man. I recently had blood work done that showed my testosterone levels are slightly low, falling just below the "normal" range. Should I talk to my doctor about getting treatment even if I don't have any symptoms?...
  • Cardiac rehab beneficial for variety of heart disorders

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What does cardiac rehab involve? Do you recommend it for everyone who's had a heart attack, or only in certain cases? ANSWER: Cardiac rehabilitation is extremely beneficial for people with a variety of heart disorders. It involves a...
  • Both too much and too little iron have potential to lead to health concerns

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 40-year old woman, and I've noticed that many multivitamins for women contain iron. Should all women take extra iron? Is it safe to do so? What are the side effects of taking a daily iron supplement? ANSWER: Not having enough iron...
  • Delicious Health Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate

    Delicious Health Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate
    You’ve got to love this: Dark chocolate isn’t just a slightly decadent indulgence with which to woo the object of your affection. It’s also good for your heart, your health, your mental function and memory, your mood, your energy...