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  • Time to begin conversations about the end

    Time to begin conversations about the end
    Woody Allen, a wellspring of neurosis-laced insight, famously quipped about a subject that owns the last word: "I am not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens." Most Americans can relate. We don't want to be there. Heck, we don'...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Best way to break a smoking habit? Seek help from a medical professional

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the most effective way to stopping my smoking habit of 20 years? I've tried the gum and it helped the cravings for a while, but not enough to get me to quit smoking. Even though I'm worried about what smoking is doing to my...
  • Genetic, environmental factors may raise risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 31, was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Do doctors know what causes this disease, especially at a young age? Will she need to be on medication for the rest of her life? ANSWER: The precise cause of...
  • 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...
  • Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes

    Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes
    The Event: Some 438 friends and supporters flocked to funky Metro Chicago on Jan. 29 to help raise money for Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Their good deed was rewarded with an acoustic concert by composer/musician, Michael Franti. Known...
  • Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights

    Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights
    It has been 25 years since American Airlines flight attendant Jena Olsen waded through clouds of cigarette smoke on an airplane. "You would sit in the jump seat for takeoff, and you would see everybody poised with their cigarettes out and their...
  • UCLA superbug outbreak: Why the medical scope used is hard to disinfect

    The medical device implicated in the superbug outbreak at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center has a reputation for being tough to disinfect, largely due to its unique design, doctors say. The device in question -- a duodenoscope -- is used to diagnose...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Alzheimer's can often be identified in its earliest stages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon can Alzheimer's disease be diagnosed? What are the early symptoms to watch for? ANSWER: There's no one test that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. But based on an assessment of symptoms, along with a variety of tests...