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  • 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...
  • Worsening symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may warrant changes in treatment

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had ankylosing spondylitis for years, and could usually get relief by just taking over-the-counter pain medicine. But lately the flares seem to be more frequent and painful. Is this common for the condition to worsen over time? What...
  • Evergreen Park resident to turn 104

    Back when Kathryn "Katy" Martz was born in 1911, people didn't dote on children the way they do now. But Martz was an exception for two reasons. One, she was so thin and frail as a child that one of the Mayo brothers, of Mayo Clinic fame, used her as...
  • Betting on weight loss can help people meet goals

    Betting on weight loss can help people meet goals
    For most of her adult life, Alfena Rascoe battled obesity. At 238 pounds, the Laurel resident said, the extra weight slowed her down, affecting her stamina at work as a child psychiatric specialist. It also led to high blood pressure, putting her at...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Anesthesia can be tailored to each person's potential risk of post-operative nausea

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm scheduled to have surgery in the next month and am worried about the nausea and vomiting that I previously experienced after anesthesia. Is there anything that can be done to avoid post-surgery nausea? ANSWER: It is normal to be...
  • Regular monitoring of PSC can help manage symptoms, catch complications early

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband, 48, was diagnosed last month with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Does this mean he'll eventually need a liver transplant, or do some people with the disease never get to that point? He's had irritable bowel syndrome for...
  • 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...
  • Rialto marquee plan ends up on cutting-room floor

    Rialto marquee plan ends up on cutting-room floor
    A production at Joliet's Rialto Theatre that started out with high hopes did not have a happy ending. A Joliet businessman who donated $350,000 for a new digital marquee at the landmark building will be given his money back amid controversy over the...
  • 15 ways to get healthy in Howard County in 2015

    Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
  • From page to soundstage: Award-contending films based on books

    From page to soundstage: Award-contending films based on books
    Long before Hollywood became obsessed with superheroes, the studios looked to the publishing world for content and inspiration. That turned out to be the case this year when a number of books — novels and nonfiction — got turned into...
  • Types of hearing loss and when to get tested

     Types of hearing loss and when to get tested
    We are probably better at restoring hearing than any other of the five senses, said Dr. Matthew Carlson, an otolaryngologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "We tell our patients that we can almost always do something to help them regardless of the...