The costs of Alzheimer’s disease – human and financial – are rising sharply in California and nationally, and census projections for America’s rapidly aging population suggest the scope of the disease soon might rival what America saw during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic's formal end on May 11 marks neither victory nor peace: It's a cessation of hostilities with a dangerous virus that is still very much with us.
If there's any dietary wisdom, it's that you do a body good by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Certainly, the experts agree with both the American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "MyPlate" program recommending that we fill half our plate each day with…
You've probably heard that when your baby is around 6 to 9 months old, it's time to begin moving away from bottle feeding. But like many parents, you may feel a little apprehensive about this next step in your child's growth and development.
Novo Nordisk A/S replenished supplies of Ozempic, a treatment for diabetes, after social media-driven enthusiasm over the drug’s use for weight loss led to six months of shortages.
When U.S. Sen. John Fetterman checked into a hospital for clinical depression last month, critics questioned whether he would be able to serve his six-year term.
People with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are at in increased risk for liver cancer, cirrhosis and are 70% to 85% more likely to die prematurely than the general population, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With an estimated 580,000 to 2.…
Melted chocolate whirred around a melanger in California Cultured’s workshop, destined to be poured, hardened and broken into little squares. A tasty dessert, not yet legal to sell in the U.S.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had allergies since childhood, suffering during both the spring and fall seasons. This past month, however, I am experiencing more congestion and mucus, and I even have some facial pain. I'm beginning to wonder if my symptoms are really from allergies or if they may …
Anxiety is the most common psychological disorder affecting adults in the U.S. In older people, it’s associated with considerable distress as well as ill health, diminished quality of life, and elevated rates of disability.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a loved one who was referred for hospice care. I'm not sure what this means. Can you share more about what hospice care is and how it may help my family member?
International travel is back in a big way in 2023 and while the heightened demand and impending peak summer travel season mean higher prices, travelers looking to score a great deal on a flight abroad can do so by knowing when to buy.
While local dog trainer Curtis Kelley would like to say it's uncommon for dogs to get into fights, it can still happen, and the best way to break one up is to prevent a scuffle from breaking out in the first place.
Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the lower digestive system, which includes the colon and the rectum. If you feel like you are hearing a lot about this topic lately, it's because March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to increase awareness and encourage people 45 and over to…
Attention world travelers: Check your passports, now.
It's a daily ritual for millions of people. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and eventually make your way to one or more crossword puzzles, word games and other brain twisters.
Q. I have been divorced for six years. My son is 14. When he wants to tell me something important, he starts the sentence with, “Mom, don’t tell Dad, but…” I promise him I won’t say a thing, but I feel very guilty not letting his dad in on some of the conversations. Since my son says he pref…
Vasomotor symptoms — the medical term for hot flashes — are among the most common menopause symptoms women experience. Hot flashes, along with night sweats, can be uncomfortable and disruptive.
When your child is throwing up (vomiting), it's easy for them to become dehydrated. The risk is even greater when fever causes them to sweat more, or they are also losing fluid through diarrhea. Depending on how severe or how long the vomiting lasts, your child may lose important electrolyte…
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country in early 2020 and emptied doctors’ offices nationwide, telemedicine was suddenly thrust into the spotlight. Patients and their physicians turned to virtual visits by video or phone rather than risk meeting face-to-face.
While closing your eyes for a few minutes during your busy day may seem like a good idea, it's important to consider the effects napping may bring.
Like many consumers, you may be on a quest for healthier food options and willing to try something new or a new take on a familiar food. If you're diagnosed with celiac disease, you may be looking for gluten-free alternatives. Or maybe you're on the hunt for lower carbohydrate choices.
More younger adults are being diagnosed with colon cancer — also known as colorectal cancer — and at more advanced stages of the disease, says the American Cancer Society. It's a trend experts have seen over the last decade.
Dry eye disease is a common condition that can cause a range of discomfort. It can happen when the eye doesn't produce enough tears, or if the tears are not adequate quality to keep the eye properly lubricated.
The days of jungle juice and kegs at college parties could be over, as a new “very concerning” drinking trend is all the rage — sending numerous students to the hospital for alcohol poisoning, and worrying officials about potentially fatal consequences.
It’s no secret people are watching their wallets these days — and for good reason (if you’ve bought eggs or needed to fill your car with gas recently, you’ll know what I’m talking about). So it would make sense that many singles are sticking to free apps and websites when it comes to online dating.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I work out at least three days per week at the gym, but I also like to exercise and run outside. Although I know better than to be outdoors in a winter storm, do you have any tips for exercising safely outdoors in cold weather?
To succeed with your financial goals, you must closely track how you use your money. A personal budget provides a detailed picture of your income, expenses and leftover cash so you can make smart money moves, such as paying off debt or investing for your future.
The old “get out of the water” fear once was stoked by a fictional shark tale set off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.
Diagnosed with a shingles infection in late February, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is now hospitalized and undergoing treatment at a San Francisco hospital.
Prescription opioid use could have a negative effect on cognitive function in older adults, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Multi-Society Task Force on colon cancer encourage patients to start screening at age 50 unless they have other risk factors like family history or inflammatory diseases …
With travel demand returning to and even exceeding prepandemic marks, the prospect of flying out of a major airport can be daunting.
The boom in electric-powered bicycling is reducing car travel, lowering carbon emissions and introducing homebodies to exercise and the great outdoors.
The other day, Melanie Carlson took her 5-year-old daughter shopping for a bathing suit.
As of Feb. 24, Atlanta’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated 25 million illnesses, 280,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths from the flu this season. With that in mind, the CDC also reported that influenza activity is low nationwide as of Feb. 18. The virus certainly made …
A shortage in ADHD medication, like Adderall and Concerta, is making some users get creative with their treatment. But some remedies might be unsafe.
It was the first day of her family’s vacation in the San Juan Islands last June when Danielle Laskey, who was 26 weeks pregnant, thought she was leaking amniotic fluid.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., regardless of race or ethnicity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bookmark: Once again, the books of Roald Dahl have been rewritten to remove words and phrases that might offend.
How use of diabetes drug Ozempic for weight loss has led to a shortage: 'Let the diabetics have their drugs'
Ozempic has been catapulted into the public eye in recent months as celebrities and wellness influencers started taking it for weight loss. But Ozempic is a diabetes drug — and the craze has led to a shortage, leaving those who need it for Type 2 diabetes at a loss.
I sometimes wonder what my return rate is on the merchandise I buy online.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Sure, Apollo's sitting, shaking, leash walking and fetching skills have improved since he started living in a group home with four men with developmental disabilities.
Overactive bladder, or OAB, is a condition that causes a sudden urge to urinate. It affects both men and women. The urge may be difficult to stop, and overactive bladder may lead to the involuntary loss of urine, known as urge incontinence.
On Sept. 25, Tua Tagovailoa banged his head on the turf after being knocked to the ground in a game against the Buffalo Bills. Stumbling to his feet, the Miami Dolphins quarterback was evaluated for a concussion, but returned to the field for the second half.
Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, it describes a collection of symptoms that affect a person's thinking and social abilities enough to interfere with daily life. There are more than 55 million people worldwide living with dementia. Of these, 50% to 60% have Alzheimer's disease. Dem…
We have come a long way in understanding the mental health impact of welcoming a new baby into the world. But until recently, most of our attention has tilted toward the parent giving birth, possibly overlooking the other.
It was announced earlier this week that former President Jimmy Carter has entered hospice care. But just what is hospice care and how it can provide comfort and support?
Finding a good therapist is like finding a good coach when you're learning to swim: They'll make sure you're comfortable, teach you different skills and show you how to analyze your strokes so you swim farther and more confidently. Just like a coach, they will also push you to do better and…
Research on spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, has exploded in the last decade, says Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and a leading expert on this rare heart condition.
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