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  • Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says

    Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says
    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,...
  • How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed

    How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed
    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. To his...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: The risk of sustaining a concussion is higher after already having one

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 17, was hit while playing soccer last fall and suffered a mild concussion. Her doctor says it's OK for her to play again in the spring, but I'm worried. Isn't she more likely to get another concussion if she's had one...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Risk for macular degeneration goes up with age

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 52 and have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What could cause this in a person my age? ANSWER: No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to loss of sight in the center of your...
  • Risk for macular degeneration goes up with age

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 52 and have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What could cause this in a person my age? ANSWER: No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to loss of sight in the center of your...
  • All About Food: Adhering to these food myths? Stop.

     All About Food: Adhering to these food myths? Stop.
    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...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Stay within guidelines of moderate drinking to avoid related health problems

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I enjoy a glass of wine each night with dinner and sometimes have another before bed. My husband is concerned and thinks I should take a break from it to make sure I'm not becoming addicted. Is it possible to become an alcoholic just...
  • Shoulder pain leads to a search for realignment

    Shoulder pain leads to a search for realignment
    Whether it was years of swimming, too much sitting at the computer or too much driving, life was taking its toll on my body. My shoulder was messed up beyond belief; the pain seeped down my right arm and across my back, up into my neck. With a mile-and-...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Comprehensive eye exam can help detect glaucoma in early stages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 53 and have never had trouble with my eyesight, but my mother has glaucoma, which I know increases my risk of getting it. Is there anything I can do to prevent glaucoma? How often should I have an eye exam? ANSWER: You're correct...
  • Effective treatments are available to relieve vaginal dryness

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 52 years old and have been menopausal for the last two years. I'm experiencing some vaginal dryness. Is this normal? Is there anything that can be done for it? I've tried using over-the-counter lubricants and they don't seem to help...
  • Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics, but treatment options are available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...