Gout — In old movies it was a disease of status reserved for royalty and the pampered rich. In today's reality, however, Gout has spread into the general population right along with our expanding waistlines. How do you head off this often excruciating condition? Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
For the past 15 years, the National Institutes of Health has funded a collection of data from close to 40-thousand colon cancer patients and their families. It's called the Colon Cancer Family Registry and the information is used by researchers around the world to learn more about the disease. But recently that funding has ended, and some doctors at Mayo Clinic are working to find continued support for the registry in hopes of saving lives.