| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:47 AM
DENNY CRANE calls it "mad cow," but viewers of "Boston Legal" know William Shatner's character is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Another character on the show, Jerry Espenson (played by Christian Clemenson), has strange tics, can't keep his...
| Jul 19, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? My 15-year-old granddaughter has recently been diagnosed with POTS.
ANSWER: A cure for POTS doesn't exist at this time. Fortunately, teenagers—a group...
| Sep 8, 2010
With kids heading back to school athletics, band practice, drill team and the like across the country, this is a good time to discuss heat-related illnesses and their prevention.
It's always at this time of year that I begin worrying about heat...
| Jun 14, 2010
| 3:30 PM
During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand bought $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health.
If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. "I hoped that this...
| Aug 13, 2010
Whooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...
| Jul 23, 2010
Staying healthy is more than an addition to your to-do list. Instead, it makes completing your list possible.
That said, we asked a doctor, oncologist Eric Nadler, for simple steps men can take to be their healthiest. Nadler practices medicine at Sammons...
| Jul 12, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has been diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis. Is there any treatment for him? What kind of doctor should he see?
ANSWER: First and foremost, it's critical that your father stop drinking. Alcoholic hepatitis, an acute...
| Apr 8, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a man, and I have been experiencing night sweats several times a night. They are more severe in the early morning. Can you explain a possible cause and treatment?
ANSWER: Having night sweats from time to time is common. The vast...
| Jun 24, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 47-year-old wife was diagnosed with a rare granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary. Her treatment included surgery to remove the uterus and ovaries. The tumor was stage 1, but we are nervous about a recurrence. What can she or her...
| Apr 19, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO - Lack of insurance or timely access to your regular doctor doesn't have to mean going without needed health care.
If you're uninsured and seeking stop-gap medical care before you find coverage again, you can triage your way to better...
| Jul 23, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Here we go, dear readers, staggering into what could well be some of the hottest, steamiest couple of days this summer. First, the warnings:Excessive Heat Watch: posted for Saturday in Baltimore, Southern Baltimore County, Washington, D.C., Arlington,...