Mayo Clinic Health Letter 1996 - Abstracts

Mayo Clinic Health Letter 1996
ALS: progress, but still no cure for Lou Gehrig's disease. (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)(includes related article on baseball star Lou Gehrig and British physicist Stephen Hawking's battle with the disease)Health 
Alzheimer's disease: living with a 'long goodbye.'(includes related articles and a list of resources)(Special Supplement)Health 
Asthma: new understanding can help you gain more control over your symptoms and lifestyle.(Medical Essay)Health 
Carbon monoxide: how to protect yourself. (includes a related article on preventing accidental poisoning)Health 
Chemotherapy: side effects are part of the war against cancer.Health 
Doctor visits: how to get the most out of a regular checkup.(includes related information on analyzing symptoms and communicating with the doctor)Health 
Driving: how safe are you behind the steering wheel?(includes related article)Health 
Emergency medical help: alerting units quiet fears when you're home alone.(includes information on special features)Health 
Exercise: do you need a weightier workout than walking?(includes information on resistance exercises)Health 
Fainting: passing out is usually scary but not always serious. (includes related article about how fainting is symptomatic of disease)Health 
Fat substitutes: what goes in your food when the fat comes out.(includes information on reducing dietary fat)Health 
Fiber: why you may need more, and good ways to get it.(includes tips on increasing dietary fiber)Health 
Flu and pneumonia: vaccines can reduce your risk for these infections.(includes related article on vaccine complications and the use of antiviral drugs)Health 
Food storage: knowing when to toss or keep shelf goods.Health 
Fractures: treatment methods are tailored to the break.Health 
Genetic disease: unraveling origins of illness; progress and possibilities.Health 
Hay fever: improved medications make it easier to tolerate.(includes related article on immunotherapy)Health 
Head noise: annoying, but rarely a sign of a serious problem.Health 
Health and spirituality: medicine ponders how the two may interact.(includes related article on realistic expectations)Health 
Health-care debate terms: understanding key election-year issues. (definition of terms)(includes related article on medical savings accounts)Health 
Healthful holidays: celebrate the season without putting on pounds.(includes recipe)Health 
Hearing loss: devices help when a hearing aid isn't enough.Health 
Heart-healthy eating.Health 
Heel pain: it's usually a symptom of plantar fasciitis.(includes related articles)(Cover Story)Health 
Hemorrhoids: managing this harmless but bothersome problem.(includes information on nonprescription medications)Health 
Holiday blues: don't let the crush of the season get you down. (includes a related article on coping with post-holiday blues)Health 
Homeopathy: gentler healing? Or watered-down deception?Health 
Inguinal hernia: choosing from an array of surgical options.(includes related article on recovery from surgery)Health 
Knee replacement: surgery can relieve pain and restore mobility. (includes a related article on anchoring knee joints)Health 
Lung cancer: you may have a role in your risk for this disease.(includes information on the health benefits of quitting smoking)Health 
Lupus: improved prognosis, but still difficult to diagnose.Health 
Managing pain: attitude, medication and therapy are keys to control.(includes articles on natural painkillers, describing pain, mental health, signs of medical emergencies and pain medication delivery systems)Health 
Medication: the story behind drugs that switch from Rx to OTC. (over-the-counter; includes related information about the new labels for over-the-counter medications)Health 
Mercury in fish: concerns shouldn't dampen your appetite. (includes related article on FDA recommendations on fish intake)Health 
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: incidence is increasing, but so is survival.(includes related article on possible causes)Health 
Nutrition drinks: key to a healthy diet?(includes related articles)Health 
Panic attack: frightening condition is not just 'nerves' or stress.(includes information on using breathing to control a panic attack)Health 
Parkinson's disease: between coping and a cure.(includes advice on staying active)Health 
Prostate gland enlargement: treatment options grow. (includes an evaluation and treatment chart, and tips on how to reduce frequent urination)Health 
Quiz: test your knowledge of six symptoms that may spell trouble.Health 
Reduced-fat candy bars: empty calories or a better snack alternative?Health 
Sarcoidosis: mysterious disease usually responds to treatment.Health 
Spasmodic torticollis: progress in treatment and awareness help outlook.Health 
Speech after stroke: rehabilitation enhances recovery and lifestyle.(includes tips on communicating with a stroke patient)Health 
Summer hazards: bites, stings, burns = blues.(includes information on protection from ultraviolet radiation)Health 
Swollen legs: common, but could signal a more serious condition.(includes related information on use of support stockings)Health 
Ticks: don't let them put the bite on your summer fun.(includes tips on how to prevent exposure)Health 
Traveler's diarrhea: don't let it ruin your trip.(includes lists of foods to eat and foods to avoid)Health 
Type II diabetes: why it's increasing and how to reduce your risk.(includes related article on bypass surgery for diabetes patients)Health 
Underactive thyroid: this common condition can be easy to miss.(includes information on iodized salt)Health 
Vitamin E: promising, but don't take its reputation to heart yet. (research on its role in preventing heart disease)Health 
Wellness: know your numbers for 1996. (includes related article on routine screening)Health 
What's your fat IQ?(quiz on dietary fat)Health 
Winter itch: taking the sting out of low humidity.(includes related article on bathing tips that help prevent dry skin)Health 
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