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  • Causes of fecal incontinence vary, but treatment is available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes fecal incontinence? Can it be treated? ANSWER: Fecal incontinence, or leakage of stool from the rectum, can range from occasional leakage while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. An estimated 8 percent of the...
  • Guest Column: Germs are mightier than the pen

    In 1945, Milton Reynolds received a patent for the first commercially available ballpoint pen. It first went on sale at Gimbles in New York City Oct. 29, 1945, and thousands of pens were sold in a week. At that time, I was a youngster earning my...
  • Hampton man makes plea for kidney transplant help

    Hampton man makes plea for kidney transplant help
    Former Hampton resident Timothy Lyons is asking for help to fund his kidney transplant. Now a resident of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the 45-year-old father of three and grandfather, became disabled in 2010. He's now a patient at the Mayo Clinic in...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Regardless of risk level, take steps to help protect our your heart health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 37-year-old man and have no health problems, but both of my parents have heart disease. My dad had his first heart attack at age 50. Are there things I can do now to prevent it, or is heart disease inevitable for me because of my...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Several factors may play a role is raising risk for diverticulitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. It was treated and the symptoms went away, but I'm wondering what could have caused it. I'm a 52-year-old man with no other medical problems. Am I at an increased risk for developing...
  • 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...