No parent can ever be prepared to hear these words: Your child has cancer. The family knows that all too well. They went through a tough battle to keep their child healthy. Chemo, surgery and months in the hospital. But during that process, they met a little boy who would step into their lives and change them forever.
Sometimes life's not fair. We've just come out of cold and flu season only to arrive smack in the middle of spring allergy season. What can you do about that runny nose and nasal congestion? Medications are one option, but so is nasal cleansing. More on how nasal cleansing can help from Mayo Clinic.
If you were to pick up a science textbook in just about any elementary or middle school in the U.S., you'd likely be looking at material that's been used, unchanged, for years. But in the real world, science is constantly changing. That's one reason scientists at Mayo Clinic have teamed up with parents, teachers and students to develop a new science curriculum. They've developed a program based on zebra fish to get more kids interested in and excited about science.
Leukemia is a type of cancer that comes in many forms. Some types develop slowly, while others hit fast, causing sudden symptoms. Treatment for leukemia continues to improve, as researchers learn more about the disease process. Here's one woman's story of her journey with a type of leukemia called myelofibrosis.
Have a headache? Maybe it's knee pain from osteoarthritis. Or sore muscles from a tough workout. Chances are, when life causes aches and pains, many of us reach for the ibuprofen. Because it works. But if you also take aspirin to protect against heart disease, there are some things you need to know. Aspirin and some over-the-counter pain relievers don't mix.