| Jun 24, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 47-year-old wife was diagnosed with a rare granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary. Her treatment included surgery to remove the uterus and ovaries. The tumor was stage 1, but we are nervous about a recurrence. What can she or her...
| Feb 24, 2010
Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
| Mar 1, 2010
Yes, yes, it hath charms to soothe a savage breast (or beast, if you prefer to repeat a common mistake). But researchers are finding that music may be an effective balm for many other afflictions: the isolation of conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's...
| Dec 27, 2009
If you're an older adult wondering what you should be doing to stay healthy, the most important answer is staying active.
"Physical activity is more powerful than any medication a senior can take," says Dr. Cheryl Phillips, a San Francisco physician...
| Jul 7, 2009
Filling open nursing positions is no easy task for hospital administrators these days, and there's every chance the job will get tougher.
This country has a serious nursing shortage: The American Health Care Assn.'s most recent estimates from July 2008...
| Aug 28, 2009
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...
| Jul 22, 2009
Reading up on health and safety topics could be the last thing on your teen's to-do list. That's why informed, proactive parenting can make such a difference, especially in high-risk areas like driving, relationships, and mental health. While your...
| Jul 22, 2009
Some people are going to fairly great lengths to avoid infection with H1N1 influenza. But the best way to curb respiratory illnesses is to keep little hands clean. Very little hands. And very clean.
Scientists at the Cochrane Library looked at 51 studies...
| Sep 11, 2009
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...
| Nov 4, 2009
Q: If I never had chickenpox, do I need a shingles vaccine? I'll be 60 in January.
A: The shot you're talking about is an immunization against a virus called the varicella-zoster virus. This virus causes two common illnesses, and a few rare ones. The two...