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  • 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...
  • Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs

    Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs
    Antipsychotic drugs, which have been traditionally administered to mentally ill patients with psychosis (such as schizophrenia), are now being prescribed for some people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Concerns about potentially dangerous side effects have...
  • Brain Scans and Mental Illness

    Brain Scans and Mental Illness
    On September 13, 1848, an explosion sent a tamping iron through the head of Mr. Phineas Gage, a railway construction gang foreman. Miraculously, Gage recovered, even though most of the front of the left side of his brain was destroyed. But Gage's...
  • Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

    Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness
    Stigma is a very real problem for people who have a mental illness. Based on stereotypes, stigma is a negative judgment related to a personal trait—in this case, having a mental health condition. It was once a common perception that having a mental...
  • Mental Health 911

    Mental Health 911
    Mental health illnesses are far more prevalent than most people know. In fact, the National Institute for Mental Health estimates one in four Americans over the age of 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. That translates to more...
  • 5 Things Guys Need to do to Stay Healthy

    5 Things Guys Need to do to Stay Healthy
    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...
  • The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus

    The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus
    When is an apple more than an apple? When it's resting in Eve's palm – or better yet, in the hands of the storyteller(s) of Genesis. The same happens to other objects touched by myth: Fire, for instance, has Genesis-sized significance in the...
  • Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?

    Salsa, Guacamole ... Food Poisoning?
    No one is suggesting, even remotely, that Americans give up salsa and guacamole. But it's worth noting the risks that they pose. New research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does just that. In analyzing outbreaks of food-borne...
  • Docs Reconsider Old Antibiotics

    Docs Reconsider Old Antibiotics
    More than half a century ago, when antibiotics were transforming modern medicine, a now almost forgotten drug was hailed as something close to the miracle of miracles. Doctors rushed to prescribe it for an array of medical problems — that is, until...