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  • Focus on results, not treatments

    Alarmed by increases in healthcare costs, policymakers and insurers have adopted a series of reforms over the years -- such as price controls and HMOs -- whose savings proved to be temporary at best. With that history in mind, some experts say that the...
  • Why We Exercise (and Why We Don't)

    Why We Exercise (and Why We Don't)
    You already know that exercise is good for you. What you may not know is just how good -- or exactly what qualifies as exercise. The notion that physical activity helps keep us healthy is very old news indeed. Hippocrates wrote about the dangers of too...
  • Friends rally to Kennedy's side

    Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
  • Important Health Screenings

    Important Health Screenings
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 35-year-old woman in generally good health. I've never been pregnant and have no plans to be pregnant in the near future. At this age, do I need to start having annual checkups? If so, what should they include? ANSWER: At 35 and...
  • Day 2: Wife's illness was rough on assistant coach Billy Hite

    Corey Moore deserved the game ball. Or Ike Charlton. Or Shyrone Stith. They were the ringleaders of Virginia Tech's 1999 conquest of Clemson. But on that Thursday night, amid a raucous locker room, the traditional memento went to a perilously sick woman...
  • Pain Relief Options for Kids

    Pain Relief Options for Kids
    Your 5-year-old has a raging fever. Quick: Should you grab children's Tylenol, Bayer or Motrin? Most parents haven't the foggiest idea. And the recent news that high doses of acetaminophen can lead to liver damage is adding to the confusion over the...
  • Debunking Common Swine Flu Myths

    Swine flu has been on everyone's mind, and the topic of conversation for months. As a result, several myths have sprung up about this virus, myths that either exaggerate its dangers or minimize it. The truth is usually somewhere in between, and we take...
  • Protecting Your Pets from Swine Flu

    Many of us have pets that are just as much a part of the family as anyone else, and with words like "swine" and "flu" floating around so close to each other, it's only natural to wonder if this influenza outbreak might be dangerous for the non-human...
  • Fort Hood tragedy rocks military as it grapples with mental health issues

    Fort Hood tragedy rocks military as it grapples with mental health issues
    The U.S. military's culture of silence about troops' mental health had finally begun to change. In the early years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the various branches had been roundly criticized for failing to adequately address post-traumatic...
  • What Is Depression?

    What Is Depression?
      Topic Overview Is this topic for you? This topic covers depression in adults. For information on: - Depression in young people, see the topic . - Depression after childbirth, see the topic . - Depression followed by times of high energy, see the...
  • Return of swine flu: What's ahead for Americans?

    The alarm sounded with two sneezy children in California in April. Just five months later, the never-before-seen swine flu has become the world's dominant strain of influenza, and it's putting a shockingly younger face on flu. So get ready. With flu'...