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  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Lung cancer screening used to find cancer at an early stage

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At my last physical, my doctor suggested that I should be screened for lung cancer. I used to smoke about a pack of cigarettes a day, but I quit 12 years ago. I'm 63 now and in good health. Is screening really necessary for me? What does...
  • Surgery first step in treatment for most cases of testicular cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes testicular cancer? How do doctors determine which treatment will be most effective? ANSWER: Compared with other types of cancer, testicular cancer is rare. However, testicular cancer is the most common cancer in male...
  • Can Obama really work with Congress?

    Can Obama really work with Congress?
    Contemplating a Republican-controlled Congress coping with narcissistic President Obama leaves me looking for "change we can believe in." Some readers remember that a sensitive "new" Richard Nixon emerged in the mid-1960s, supposedly unlike the nasty...
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital captures hearts with video

    Arnold Palmer Hospital captures hearts with video
    Ten years after a horrific car accident that killed her husband, an Orlando mother went back to Arnold Palmer HospitalĀ for ChildrenĀ to find and thank the people who helped save her child. Her story is captured in a short movie called The Thank You...
  • Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick

    Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick
    More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests. "It is absolutely biologically impossible...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Carpal tunnel syndrome affects hands, but symptoms differ from arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a job in which I make repetitive movements with my hand, and I've had pain and numbness in my hand for years. I assumed it was due to osteoarthritis, which I was diagnosed with 20 years ago. But my doctor thinks it may be carpal...
  • Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people

    Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people
    Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job. When the friend...
  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available for vaginal prolapse

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with vaginal prolapse and am not sure where to begin with treatment. What is the best long-term treatment? I'm only 53. ANSWER: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options are available for vaginal prolapse. The...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Lifestyle changes, medication may help manage menopausal symptoms without hormones

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Can anything be done for menopausal symptoms that doesn't include taking hormones? I've had breast cancer in the past, so am unable to take hormones, but I wake up nearly every night because of night sweats and have occasional hot...
  • Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Grand Ole Opry member, dies at 94

    Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Grand Ole Opry member, dies at 94
    Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94. Dickens died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Steps can be taken to combat prediabetes and prevent its progression to diabetes

    By Adrian Vella, M.D., Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure prediabetes, or does being diagnosed with it mean you'll either always have it or eventually become diabetic? ANSWER: Having prediabetes does...