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  • Freedom to live in fear

    "Everybody got a pistol. This must really please the NRA" -- from "Gun" by Gil Scott-Heron
  • Why won't travel insurance cover my missed tour?

    Why won't travel insurance cover my missed tour?
    Carolyn Cluff's husband is injured in Portugal and he misses part of his tour. Now their travel insurance company is balking at paying their claim, even though their policy should cover them. How does she persuade the insurance company to reconsider? Q:...

    Treatment for rib fracture limited, but first rule out other underlying injuries

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband, 71, slipped on the stairs and now has a painful area on his rib cage. He has fractured a rib before and says there's no way to treat it, so he has not gone to the doctor. Is it true that nothing can be done? Does he need to...

    Effects of most concussions not long-lasting, but rest following injury is important

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What happens to the brain when someone suffers a concussion? Do concussions increase the risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease? ANSWER: A concussion is a brain injury that changes the way your brain functions. The effects of most...

    When is surgery needed for a pinched nerve at the elbow?

    Q: I may need a procedure called a cubital tunnel release. Can you tell me what is actually done during this procedure? What should I expect after the surgery? A: The "cubital tunnel" refers to a passageway along the inner part of the elbow. It's bounded...