| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:36 PM
The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6% of babies born prematurely.
Preliminary figures for 2012 show that 11.5%...
| Nov 20, 2013
Where lawn mowers bog down in tall grass and weeds, string trimmers take over. They easily topple foot-high growth by trading the weight and sharpness of a mower blade spinning at 3,000 rpms for a thin cord whirling at three times the speed.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:14 PM
This 10-day trip was the most enlightening I've ever taken. And all I did, basically, was sit. This meditation retreat was as challenging as a mountain trek and as reviving as a staycation. The benefits were personal, as varied as the spoils of exercise:...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I have a good education plus serious work experience, but I was refused an interview for a job I know I could ace. The recruiter said I lacked same-industry experience. Why is this big deal? -- S.J.
Same-industry experience has been a...
| Oct 5, 2013
If you’ve ever gone to the doctor to be checked for an eyesight problem, chances are you saw an ophthalmic assistant or technician before your final consultation with the ophthalmologist. The range of work for these support personnel runs from...
| Dec 5, 2013
Those who aren't depressed sometimes wonder why those who are won't just snap out of it. However, depression is a serious illness that comes in many forms and is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological and psychological factors....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:25 AM
A career helping people with breathing problems offers respiratory therapists rewarding work, good pay and a chance to use their own decision-making skills. Earning an associate’s degree in respiratory care, you can find work at hospitals, clinics,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Chronic pain can push people to make irrational choices. Desperate to relieve pain, the distressed patient can be convinced to try just about anything. However, making the wrong choice can delay appropriate treatment, cause...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes thyroid nodules? Does having them mean I'm at risk for thyroid cancer?
ANSWER: There are a variety of reasons why thyroid nodules may develop. In most cases, however, these nodules are benign, and the risk for developing...
| Oct 6, 2013
As much as we're fascinated by the art of Henry Darger — the self-taught artist whose life's work was discovered in his Chicago apartment after his death in 1973 — it has always made us more than a wee bit queasy. His thousands of drawings,...