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  • 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...
  • 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...