| Apr 22, 2015
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 43 and have started having trouble with my vision while reading. I know this is common for someone my age. I do have "readers" that I sometimes use, but am hoping to put off regular glasses as long as possible. Am I doing harm by...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 5:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past several months I've had a high-pitched ringing in my ears. It comes and goes, but lately it seems to happen more frequently. My doctor said it is tinnitus and quite common, but I'm concerned and want to know what could...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 11:24 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa State says coach Fred Hoiberg has undergone open-heart surgery to replace aortic valve.
Hoiberg had surgery Friday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Doctor Rakesh Suri says the operation was a success, adding...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:25 PM
No Maryland hospital, not even world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, earned a top score under a new, simplified ranking system for patient satisfaction released Thursday by federal health care authorities.
The new system — which assigns one to...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their first two years of life? Isn't it OK and even safer to wait until they're a bit older to give them the recommended vaccinations?
ANSWER: The current childhood vaccination schedule has...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 5:47 PM
New research leaves little doubt about it: Fitness is powerful. A new study shows it's also a powerful predictor of whether an individual will live or die in the next decade.
Put a person on a standard-issue treadmill, crank up the speed and the...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Any day above ground is a good one. Or is it?
People are living much longer than they did a century ago, but in many cases this comes despite terrible lifestyles; it's medical advancements that increase longevity for those disinclined to help...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why.
The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon can Alzheimer's disease be diagnosed? What are the early symptoms to watch for?
ANSWER: There's no one test that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. But based on an assessment of symptoms, along with a variety of tests...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:30 PM
More than ever, people are getting the message that food can improve health, and research continues to show that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of disease, especially chronic disease. And if you've been paying attention to that message,...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:17 PM
The medical device implicated in the superbug outbreak at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center has a reputation for being tough to disinfect, largely due to its unique design, doctors say.
The device in question -- a duodenoscope -- is used to diagnose...