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  • Rx to ward off dementia: glue gun, paint brush, pals and computers

    Rx to ward off dementia: glue gun, paint brush, pals and computers
    If you're over 85 and you're reading this online, you're probably one smart cookie -- and you're more likely to stay that way for at least the next few years, says a new study. But there are other fun and easy ways to, as my dad used to say, "hold on to...
  • It's not psychology, it's you: Stop blaming behavior on 'disease,' psychiatrist says

    It's not psychology, it's you: Stop blaming behavior on 'disease,' psychiatrist says
    Modern psychology can do more harm than good, asserts retired psychiatrist Anthony Daniels (pen name: Theodore Dalrymple) in his book, "Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality." Instead of taking responsibility for ourselves, "checklist...
  • Acid reflux often associated with hiatal hernia

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six years ago, I was diagnosed with acid reflux and a hiatal hernia. I've had an endoscopy, as well as other tests, but doctors say there's nothing I can do other than take medication. (I'm currently on doxepin.) I'm still having sharp...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Thorough evaluation before LASIK surgery can help avoid potential problems

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm considering having LASIK surgery, but have a friend who had the procedure done many years ago and is now experiencing regression in her vision and has to wear glasses again. Is this typical? What are the risks of LASIK surgery?...
  • Experts: scoliosis more rare in infants

    Experts: scoliosis more rare in infants
    No one is certain just why some young people develop scoliosis. According to the Mayo Clinic website, scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, but many cases develop without the presence of those diseases....
  • It's Better Sleep Month. Good luck with that

    It's Better Sleep Month. Good luck with that
    May is Better Sleep Month, as if you didn't know. Better Sleep Month is promoted by theĀ Better Sleep Council, which is an arm of the International Sleep Products Assn., which is a mouthpiece for the mattress industry. But don't let all those corporate...
  • Walking can be an excellent part of a weight-loss plan

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 53 and about 60 pounds overweight. I want to start walking to lose some weight but don't know where to start. What do you recommend? Would a tracking device help someone like me, or should I aim for a certain distance or number of...
  • Several factors to consider before treatment for Barrett's esophagus

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband is 68 and was recently diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus. The doctor said it was low-grade dysplasia, and that he could be treated for now without having surgery, but that surgery may be necessary in the future. We're worried...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Before changing medication, try other strategies to manage dry mouth

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there anything that can be done for dry mouth? I take a medication that lists this as one of the side effects and am having a hard time getting used to it. Before I consider changing medications, I'd like to know if dry mouth can be...
  • Fitness Files: Eat a vegetable, don't be one

    When I left classroom teaching, a young teacher with a 100-watt smile took my place. Marlie's zany originality, no-nonsense manner and empathy for children made her exactly the person I hoped would replace me. That year, she turned 30. Rebelling...
  • Palos Hospital partners with Loyola for more specialized care

    Palos Community Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center already collaborate to treat some patients in the southwest suburbs, but they've made the partnership official. The two organizations this month signed an affiliation agreement that...