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  • An active lifestyle makes life and death better

     An active lifestyle makes life and death better
    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...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    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...
  • Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes

    Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes
    The Event: Some 438 friends and supporters flocked to funky Metro Chicago on Jan. 29 to help raise money for Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Their good deed was rewarded with an acoustic concert by composer/musician, Michael Franti. Known...
  • 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...
  • Health Q&A: Multiple tests may be needed to determine cause of abnormal bleeding

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 40 years old. After having a period that lasted nearly two months, I had tests done that showed a small, hyperechoic lesion within the endometrium. What exactly does this mean? My primary care doctor suggested a hysterectomy as...
  • Health assessment can help overweight children start down a healthier path

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At what age should I be concerned about my child's weight? My 6-year-old son is healthy and gets plenty of exercise, but I feel like he's quite large for his age. He does have a huge appetite and is always saying he's hungry, and I don't...
  • Causes of fecal incontinence vary, but treatment is available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes fecal incontinence? Can it be treated? ANSWER: Fecal incontinence, or leakage of stool from the rectum, can range from occasional leakage while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. An estimated 8 percent of the...
  • Guest Column: Germs are mightier than the pen

    In 1945, Milton Reynolds received a patent for the first commercially available ballpoint pen. It first went on sale at Gimbles in New York City Oct. 29, 1945, and thousands of pens were sold in a week. At that time, I was a youngster earning my...
  • Hampton man makes plea for kidney transplant help

    Hampton man makes plea for kidney transplant help
    Former Hampton resident Timothy Lyons is asking for help to fund his kidney transplant. Now a resident of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the 45-year-old father of three and grandfather, became disabled in 2010. He's now a patient at the Mayo Clinic in...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Regardless of risk level, take steps to help protect our your heart health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 37-year-old man and have no health problems, but both of my parents have heart disease. My dad had his first heart attack at age 50. Are there things I can do now to prevent it, or is heart disease inevitable for me because of my...
  • Commentary: Want to reduce stress? Try God.

    Many people believe that stress is a leading cause of a wide variety of health problems. Yet what might create an unhealthy physical or mental condition for one individual might be health-giving to another who may see the same stressful situation as a...