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  • Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people

    Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people
    Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job. When the friend...
  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available for vaginal prolapse

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with vaginal prolapse and am not sure where to begin with treatment. What is the best long-term treatment? I'm only 53. ANSWER: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options are available for vaginal prolapse. The...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Tracking headaches may help teen see patterns, avoid triggers

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 16, has had headaches off and on for the past year. Ibuprofen seems to help, and she says the headaches are not severe. But I am concerned that they're so frequent. What could be the cause of recurring headaches in teens?...
  • Volunteer pilot group gives patients a lift

    Volunteer pilot group gives patients a lift
    They're critically ill, short on money and even shorter on time. But many patients find solace – and a quick free ride to a specialty hospital – on the wings of Vital Flight. "The flight almost becomes part of the healing process," said Tom...
  • Tests can help determine which flu vaccine is safe for patient with allergies

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
  • Fitness Files: Making A's (sometimes) in health

    Sometimes I daydream about having a coach trained to help me get the most out of this old body. But then, I go on my way, doing what I do. My personal fitness formula is: —aerobic —strength —flexibility I give myself a grade of A...
  • Should you exercise while sick? It depends

    Should you exercise while sick? It depends
    As someone prone to allergies, I’m used to dealing with sinus misery and frequent colds. But as someone who also feels compelled to run and hit the gym often, I’m used to asking myself when sick: Should I really exercise feeling this way?...
  • Orlando Home Health Care: Revisiting Some Top Alzheimer's and Dementia Stories of 2014

    As we approach the end of 2014, we begin contemplating what many of us, here and abroad, learned about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementias. Crucial scientific investigations have kept the public intrigued, and, on their toes. On a human...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty may be best option to treat torn rotator cuff and arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have severe arthritis in my shoulder. I recently found out my rotator cuff is also torn. I can't lift my arm much anymore without a lot of pain. My doctor recommends reverse shoulder arthroplasty. What does this surgery involve? How...
  • Removing the pancreas used only rarely as a means of preventing cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is preventative surgery an option for people with a strong genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer? If not, are there any screening tests that can catch it early? ANSWER: Although removing the pancreas is a possibility for people...
  • Environmental Nutrition: To drink or not to drink, a health perspective

    Environmental Nutrition: To drink or not to drink, a health perspective
    Environmental Nutrition Holiday 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...