Diseases & Conditions

Breast Cancer

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: The “Noncancer” Breast Cancer

Patients are confused, and no wonder—because doctors don’t even agree on the name, much less on how aggressively to treat…

Breast Cancer

Dense Breasts Increase Your Cancer Risk—Here’s What Helps

Guys may not understand this, but we women really do sit around talking about things like how dense our breasts…

Breast Cancer

Tender Breasts Mean Increased Cancer Risk for Hormone Therapy Users

If you are considering or currently using hormone therapy (HT) to ease menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night…

Breast Cancer

Taking Off Just a Few Pounds Protects Your Breasts

Have you heard the news about the big payback for shedding just a little extra body baggage? Here’s the scoop:…

Stroke

Surprising Sign of Stroke: A Garbled Text Message

Incoherent or slurred speech is a well-known sign that someone may have had a stroke. But in the era of…

Heart

Driving a Hybrid with an Implantable Cardiac Device—Is It Safe?

A patient walked into the office of Dr. Luis Scott at the Mayo Clinic with a concern about the safety…

Dementia

Nutrients That Prevent Dementia

You’ve probably heard that pirates and sailors of yore stocked up on vitamin C-rich citrus fruits to prevent scurvy. But…

Complications

Nausea from Diabetes? Electrical “Acupressure” Eases Gastroparesis Symptoms

About 10% to 15% of diabetes patients develop a digestive complication called gastroparesis, in which food takes too long to…

Headache

Vinegar-and-Honey Headache Cure

When you get a headache and the aspirin bottle is empty—or you'd like to try a nondrug approach—here's a quick…

Breast Cancer

For Breast Cancer Radiation, Facedown Position May Be Safer

A woman with breast cancer who has had a lumpectomy also may have radiation to improve her odds of beating…

Thyroid

Thyroid Cancer: The Fastest-Increasing Cancer in America…Could You Be a Victim?

More and more Americans are getting thyroid cancer. The incidence of new cases has doubled in the last 40 years,…

Heart

Does Your Heart Need That ICD Device…or Not?

Your doctor may someday suggest that you get a heart-regulating medical device called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed in…

Back or Neck Pain

Back Pain Relief Without Back Surgery

You probably know that back surgery is one of the most “overperformed” operations in the US. In fact, up to…

Heart

Think Twice About Heart Surgery

Surgical treatments for advanced heart failure have come a long way—scientists have made major improvements that can help patients live…

Fatigue

Tired? Dizzy? Craving Salt? Could Be Low Aldosterone

Don’t expect a quick solution, or even an accurate diagnosis, if you’re suffering from fatigue. You might have to see…