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  • NBA prospect Austin has Marfan syndrome

    NBA prospect Austin has Marfan syndrome
    Baylor center Isaiah Austin, an NBA hopeful, is ending his playing career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Marfan syndrome affects the body's connective tissue. According to the Mayo Clinic, complications from it...
  • Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]

    Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]
    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • 'Get Up!' or lose hours of your life every day, scientist says

    'Get Up!' or lose hours of your life every day, scientist says
    There’s a saying going around that sitting is the new smoking. It’s a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is...
  • Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis can vary depending on organs affected

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm very healthy and active, but was recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis. My doctor said it may go away on its own, but I'm worried it will worsen. How often should I see my doctor for monitoring the condition? What treatments do you...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Many conditions can cause dementia, but Alzheimer's is the most common

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Are they hereditary? ANSWER: Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-...
  • Thorough evaluation needed to determine if surgery an option for patient with emphysema

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 68, has advanced emphysema. Medication for it doesn't seem to help as much as it used to. We've heard that volume reduction surgery is sometimes used in cases like his. What does this surgery involve? What are the benefits?...