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  • New Coverage Coming for Pre-Existing Conditions

    New Coverage Coming for Pre-Existing Conditions
    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...
  • Bringing Bipolar into the Light

    Bringing Bipolar into the Light
    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...
  • Eating With an Anorexic Child

    Eating With an Anorexic Child
    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....
  • Reform Will Keep More Young Adults on Parents' Policies

    Reform Will Keep More Young Adults on Parents' Policies
    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. The change...
  • What's in your shopping bag? Bacteria

    What's in your shopping bag? Bacteria
    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...
  • College Baseball: Bibona top of CLASS

    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...
  • Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis
    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...
  • Don't Let Poison Ruin Your Summer Vacation

    Don't Let Poison Ruin Your Summer Vacation
    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...
  • Natural Remedies for Vacation Ailments

    Natural Remedies for Vacation Ailments
    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...
  • Some of uninsured can get health coverage by Aug. 1

    Some of uninsured can get health coverage by Aug. 1
    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...
  • POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed

    POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed
    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...