Monthly Archives: May 2008

Be Safe from Anaphylaxis

Every year up to two thousand people in the United States and Canada die from anaphylaxis – a serious allergic reaction. The most common causes are allergies to peanuts, insect bites and seafood. But not all anaphylactic reactions are severe. They can be mild with subtler symptoms. And most people don’t know that if you’ve had a […]

Acid Reflux Study

A sore throat, chronic cough and bronchitis that just won’t go away. Think you might have a lingering cold? Maybe. But doctors at Mayo Clinic say that, for some people, those symptoms might actually be caused by acid reflux.

Kids and Healthy Eating

The statistics are alarming. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 16 percent of school-aged children are overweight. And that number is likely growing. Many of those overweight kids are at risk of health problems such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. So how can we help our kids stay healthy? According […]

Hot Flashes in Men

Every year thousands of women get hot flashes as they near menopause. The intense sweating can be a nuisance and embarrassing. But did you know that men can get hot flashes too? The problem is very common among men who’ve had treatment for prostate cancer. But a medication studied at Mayo Clinic is helping many […]

Ginseng for Cancer-Related Fatigue

For thousands of years, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have used the herb ginseng to increase energy, endurance and brain power. Research shows that, in many cases, the herb may help. Researchers at Mayo Clinic led a study on ginseng and found it may also help fight fatigue in patients with cancer .