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  • 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...
  • Regular monitoring of PSC can help manage symptoms, catch complications early

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband, 48, was diagnosed last month with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Does this mean he'll eventually need a liver transplant, or do some people with the disease never get to that point? He's had irritable bowel syndrome for...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Best way to break a smoking habit? Seek help from a medical professional

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the most effective way to stopping my smoking habit of 20 years? I've tried the gum and it helped the cravings for a while, but not enough to get me to quit smoking. Even though I'm worried about what smoking is doing to my...
  • Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita facing 'serious health issues'

    Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita facing 'serious health issues'
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Two players throughout the 89-year history of the Blackhawks have made such indelible marks on the franchise that they have been immortalized with statues outside the United Center. One of them, Stan Mikita, is foremost in the...
  • From page to soundstage: Award-contending films based on books

    From page to soundstage: Award-contending films based on books
    Long before Hollywood became obsessed with superheroes, the studios looked to the publishing world for content and inspiration. That turned out to be the case this year when a number of books — novels and nonfiction — got turned into...
  • Stan Mikita suspected to have Lewy body dementia: What is that?

    Stan Mikita suspected to have Lewy body dementia: What is that?
    People with Lewy body dementia — the suspected diagnosis of Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita — can have memory loss, motor-function problems and hallucinations, but doctors don't have a foolproof way to detect it, the director of the Mayo Clinic'...
  • UCLA superbug outbreak: Why the medical scope used is hard to disinfect

    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...
  • Many factors can be at play in people with ongoing insomnia

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother-in-law has had insomnia ever since her husband died (just over one year ago). She regularly takes over-the-counter sleep aids, but I'm concerned that she's also depressed. Is it true that the two conditions are related?...
  • Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights

    Durbin, health advocates celebrate 25 years of no smoking on U.S. flights
    It has been 25 years since American Airlines flight attendant Jena Olsen waded through clouds of cigarette smoke on an airplane. "You would sit in the jump seat for takeoff, and you would see everybody poised with their cigarettes out and their...
  • Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

    Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care
    That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might spot signs...
  • Despite being high in fat, nuts and some oils can be heart-healthy choices

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend cooks with avocado oil and says that it's healthier than olive oil. Does avocado oil provide the same health benefits as olive oil? ANSWER: Like olives, avocados are naturally high in fat. Avocado oil can be used for frying or...