| Jun 19, 2010
Multiple sclerosis patient Marc Fladell and millions like him hope they will benefit when the first major piece of national health reform begins this month.
Fladell, 47, needs lots of treatment in his 18-year battle with multiple sclerosis, but he lost...
| Aug 26, 2009
Chances are, we all know someone like Marya Hornbacher. We just don't realize that we do because, like Hornbacher, these someones are charming, smart, well-spoken and prosperous -- not at all like people who are (cough) bipolar.
"It's shocking to me that...
| Jun 21, 2010
| 8:35 PM
War broke out on the day Rina Ranalli and her husband told their 12-year-old anorexic daughter the strict new house rules: three meals and three snacks a day.
Initially, their bright and previously sweet-natured girl cried, screamed insults and raged....
| Jun 24, 2010
One of the first provisions of the federal healthcare overhaul—allowing young adults to stay on their parents' health insurance until they turn 26—is expected to make a big dent in the number of uninsured young people this year.
| Jun 24, 2010
| 2:37 PM
Way to go, all you planet-saving shoppers who've made the switch to reusable bags! But consider:
"Reusable" doesn't mean "self-cleaning."
Researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University queried shoppers headed into grocery stores in...
| Jun 25, 2010
| 11:43 PM
Baseball All-American Danny Bibona, who twice earned Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year honors at UC Irvine, is the winner of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, it was announced Friday.
The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I baseball...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2010
Summer means trips to the beach, lake, and campgrounds and, unfortunately, prime time for some of the scariest types of accidental poisonings -- ones that occur far from home and medical advice or care.
The good news is that you can call 800-222-1222...
| Jul 2, 2010
While summer vacations symbolize fun and quality time together for families, they can frequently be strained with unplanned health problems.
As any parent knows, traveling with kids can be challenging enough without any extra surprises. So rather than...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 3:03 PM
Floridians who have pre-existing illnesses and have been rejected for health insurance started signing up for coverage Thursday after a new federal program opened its doors.
An estimated 750,000 in Florida and 7 million nationwide are eligible for a...
| 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...