| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The era of scheduling an appointment and waiting for your doctor or physical therapist to explain your vital signs is coming to an end. "I call it wireless medicine," says cardiologist Eric J. Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There are days when just the thought of leaving the house seems like a huge effort. Days when you don't feel like getting off the couch, never mind going to the gym. But guess what--if you got out of bed this morning, you jump-started your fitness routine...
| 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 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Do genes have an effect on how medications work? My husband can take certain kinds of medicine without any trouble. But if I take the same thing, I feel groggy all day. Could that difference be somehow related to our genetics?
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Lisa Rutledge's husband has been a truck driver for years, and he always calls when it's time to hit the road.
When she didn't hear from him Monday morning, she knew something was wrong and began to panic.
Turns out her husband Tim Rutledge, who was...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Sometimes, it takes worm glue to fix the hole in a heart. Inspired by creepy crawly creatures like the slug and the sandcastle worm, a team of scientists has created a surgical adhesive that could safely seal up the hearts of babies born with congenital...
| Feb 4, 2014
Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Warning: Driving a truck for a living can be hazardous to your health — if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, researchers said Tuesday.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in men, and in most cases it’s basically...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Students Patrick Shalton and Adam Schwartz smiled as the crowd cheered while watching the wooden Boomilever they constructed hold a large jug of sand.
The pair medaled in several events at the Science Olympiad Invite at their school, South Middle School...