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Commentary: I watched male loved ones deny their hearing loss. Left...

More than 460 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization. In the U.S., hearing loss affects one-third of those 65 to 74 years old and nearly half of those older than 75, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports.

Feeling anxiety about returning to the office? Read these tips

Returning to an office setting and all that comes with it — bumper-to-bumper commute traffic, frustrating coworkers, left-behind family members at home — is understandably stressful for many whose pandemic-era routines are changing this spring.

Editorial: 1 million dead: COVID’s toll, once unthinkable, is now part...

To say it is not to fully absorb it: Our nation of 330 million souls has lost 1 million lives in just over two years to a virus that landed here in January 2020. Nor is the deeply humbling total, which has touched almost every American family, the end.

7 hours of sleep is ideal for middle-age and elderly people,...

Middle-age and older people should sleep seven hours each night for ideal rest and recovery, according to a study published last week.

Mayo Clinic Q and A: To brace or not to brace

I love being active, playing tennis, bowling, hiking and shooting hoops with my grandkids. I have arthritis in my ankle and wonder if wearing a brace would prevent injury and maybe even relieve the aches and pains I have after activities.

120,000 pounds of raw ground beef recalled over E. coli risk

The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced earlier this week that Lakeside Refrigerated Services is recalling 120,872 pounds of ground beef products that might be contaminated with E. coli O103.

Mexican guitar legend Javier Batiz, who mentored Carlos Santana, rocks on...

Mexican rock 'n' roll pioneer Javier Bátiz believes divine intervention led him to start playing guitar in 1956 at the age of 12, shortly before he launched his groundbreaking Tijuana band, Los TJ's. Now, at 77-going-on-17, Bátiz cites the same greater force for his longevity.

Daily aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke no longer recommended...

People aged 60 and older are no longer recommended to take aspirin medication as a way of avoiding heart disease because of the potential health risks, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced Tuesday.

Faye Flam: The biggest mistake of the pandemic is still haunting...

We’re now being left to choose our own risks when it comes to COVID-19, but it’s clear that many people still don’t recognize the importance of fresh air. Some super-cautious people don’t seem to realize how much danger can be mitigated by socializing outdoors or opening windows. Others seem not to understand how much risk persists indoors even when others are more than six feet away.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Improved treatments for head and neck cancer

April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month. About 70% of cancers in the oropharynx, which includes the tonsils, soft palate and base of the tongue, are linked to the HPV virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So it's important to talk to your health care team about the HPV vaccine, especially if you are 26 years old or younger.

Editorial: 1 million dead: COVID’s toll, once unthinkable, is now part...

To say it is not to fully absorb it: Our nation of 330 million souls has lost 1 million lives in just over two years to a virus that landed here in January 2020. Nor is the deeply humbling total, which has touched almost every American family, the end.

Feeling anxiety about returning to the office? Read these tips

Returning to an office setting and all that comes with it — bumper-to-bumper commute traffic, frustrating coworkers, left-behind family members at home — is understandably stressful for many whose pandemic-era routines are changing this spring.

Commentary: I watched male loved ones deny their hearing loss. Left...

More than 460 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization. In the U.S., hearing loss affects one-third of those 65 to 74 years old and nearly half of those older than 75, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports.