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  • SCADaddle to raise money for heart research

     SCADaddle to raise money for heart research
    In hindsight, Sue Gibbons knows grocery shopping wasn't the best idea after experiencing chest pain and an achy back and arm several hours earlier. But as a 40-year-old busy mom of two, full-time nurse and exercise buff, Gibbons never imagined she could...
  • 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...
  • Bleeding can be associated with diverticulitis, but isn't a common symptom

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with diverticulitis six months ago. I received antibiotics and have been feeling fine since the diagnosis. But over the past week, I've had blood in my stool. Could this be from the diverticulitis, or something else?...
  • Prescription treatments sometimes needed to zap head lice for good

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child's school has had a lice outbreak for two months. The problem doesn't seem to be going away. Is it true that some types of lice are resistant to over-the-counter treatments? Are there more potent options to eliminate head lice?...
  • 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...
  • Age 9 not too young for a child to be seen by an orthodontist

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What age is best for my 9-year-old daughter to be seen by an orthodontist? Some of her friends already have braces, but this seems very early to me, since she's only lost a few teeth. ANSWER: Although many people associate braces with...
  • Range of treatment options available for stage 0 cervical cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Years ago, I had mild cervical dysplasia and was treated with cryotherapy. I now have cervical cancer (stage 0) and am leaning toward having a hysterectomy since I'm done having children, but my doctor says there are other options for...
  • Treatment for bone disorders focuses on strengthening bones, slowing bone loss

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia? Are they treated differently? ANSWER: Osteoporosis and osteopenia are related conditions connected to bone health. Osteopenia can be a precursor to osteoporosis, but that's...
  • Painful bone spur in elbow may require surgery to restore mobility

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've recently been diagnosed with a cracked bone spur in my elbow. I'm in quite a bit of pain, and it's hard to move my elbow. My doctor recommends surgery. What does that involve, and how long is the recovery time? ANSWER: Surgery...
  • Fitness Files: When it comes to walking, the nag knows best

    "Why don't you write about something you do really well?" my husband asked. Then he added, "Nagging." First of all, I don't nag, and second, on this particular morning, I hadn't said one thing. I just looked at him, standing in the kitchen,...