| May 16, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Seniors and Pets, Part I: Health Benefits of Seniors owning Pets
Pets give more to humans than humans could ever give in return. The benefits we receive from pets are abundant. They provide companionship, emotional support, bonding, and some even...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:11 PM
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,...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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.
| May 20, 2014
| 10:08 AM
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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 1:53 PM
In hindsight, Sue Gibbons knows grocery shopping wasn't the best idea after experiencing chest pain and an achy back and arm several hours earlier.
But as a 40-year-old busy mom of two, full-time nurse and exercise buff, Gibbons never imagined she could...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:05 AM
| May 25, 2014
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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?...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:43 PM
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...