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  • Jayson Werth to undergo shoulder surgery today

    Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will undergo surgery on the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder on Friday and will require two to three months of rehabilitation, which could put the veteran's availability for opening day in...
  • In many cases, trigger finger can be safely and effectively corrected

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My index finger is often stiff and sometimes makes a clicking sound when I move it. It even sometimes gets "stuck." My doctor told me I have trigger finger and that I should rest it for a few weeks to see if it improves, but that's...
  • 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...
  • Many factors determine treatment plan for rectal cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I often hear about colon cancer, but not a lot about rectal cancer. How is it diagnosed, and is it treatable? ANSWER: Rectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the last several inches of the colon, called the rectum. The primary...
  • Alcoholic beverages laced with more potential harm than good

    Celebrations, happy hours, cocktail parties. It would be nice to think the alcoholic beverages ever-present at social events are good for us. The news media typically makes the most of new studies suggesting a link between a daily glass of wine and a...
  • Fitness Files: For health reasons, give gas a pass

    In a previous article, I discussed the hygiene hypothesis, which attributes the current prevalence of autoimmune diseases to the antiseptic environment we provide for our children. This means dirt's good. Some dirt. But passing gas? Who's says that's...
  • Carefully consider treatment options when diagnosed with early stage breast cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just found out I have stage I breast cancer, and I'm trying to decide on the kind of surgery I'll have. My doctor says I could have either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. I'm leaning toward a lumpectomy. But how do you know if a...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Antidepressants offer gradual, not instant relief

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon after starting on antidepressants should I begin to feel better? What type of changes will I notice? It's been three weeks and I don't feel like my depression has lessened. If anything, it seems to be getting worse. Do I need to...
  • Drag racing team owner Don Schumacher has surgery for skin cancer

    Don Schumacher, one of the most successful team owners in NHRA drag racing, had surgery Wednesday to treat a form of skin cancer, his team said. Schumacher, 70, had the procedure at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after the cancer -- Stage 1...
  • ED may be early warning sign of heart disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 58 and asked my doctor for a prescription for erectile dysfunction. He recommended I also have tests done to evaluate my heart. How are ED and heart disease related? ANSWER: In some cases, erectile dysfunction, or ED, may be an...