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  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
  • 15 million reasons for Hopkins fight [Commentary]

    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.  On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...
  • Hopkins Hospital bumped from top spot to No. 3 on U.S. News ranking

    Hopkins Hospital bumped from top spot to No. 3 on U.S. News ranking
    Johns Hopkins, for decades ranked the best hospital in the country, has been through this before. Two years ago, it fell to No. 2 in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings, regaining the top spot last year. But No. 3? "What a disaster!" said...
  • Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News

    Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
  • Parkinson's a common cause of parkinsonism, but not the only one

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was originally diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but later it was determined he has atypical parkinsonism. What's the difference? What treatments work best for his condition? ANSWER: Your husband's situation is not uncommon...
  • The hazards of public dozing

    The hazards of public dozing
    A good night of sleep is worth $10 million. That's the conclusion I'm drawing from the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed this month by Andrew Rector. He alleges that ESPN commentators ridiculed him during a national broadcast when a TV camera...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Living donor kidney donation starts with thorough medical evaluation

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the process for evaluating whether or not I'm a good candidate to donate one of my kidneys? How long is recovery for the donor? ANSWER: The first step is to contact the transplant center where the donation would take place. They...
  • Several treatments may be needed to successfully eliminate plantar warts

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the best way to treat plantar warts to ensure they don't come back? I have them on my feet. At one point, I had them removed with freezing therapy, but they keep returning and even spreading. ANSWER: Freezing therapy, also called...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: New test to detect colon cancer won't replace colonoscopy in all cases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read about a new screening test for colon cancer that uses a stool sample to detect cancer. How soon will this be available to the public? Is the test reliable enough to replace a colonoscopy? ANSWER: The new test you heard...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: For many, lifestyle changes and medication can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife was diagnosed with "moderate" chronic kidney disease about three months ago. What does this mean? Are there things she can do to stop the progression of the disease? ANSWER: Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each the size...
  • When husbands want less sex, marriage can suffer

    When husbands want less sex, marriage can suffer
    There's a passage at the beginning of Michele Weiner Davis' 2008 book, "The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He's Lost Desire" (Simon and Schuster), that underscores what experts say is a larger problem than our culture lets on. "You ask yourself,...