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Medical Breakthroughs: Past and Present

Throughout its long history, the Saturday Evening Post magazine has featured breakthrough advances in medicine and science that revolutionize health care and transform people’s lives, helping them live longer, happier lives. ... More

Melanoma Update

Examining cells under a microscope is the gold standard for diagnosing the most deadly form of skin cancer. But a “good eye” remains key. ... More

Atrial Fibrillation

A “cool” new therapy puts the brakes on fast heartbeats. Read more about it from leading heart expert and Mayo Clinic professor Dr. Douglas Packer. ... More
Dry-needling Helps Constant Heel Pain

Dry-needling Helps Constant Heel Pain

To our readers coping with constant heel pain, Medical Mailbox shares this recent finding. Inflammation of a thick band of tissue (called the plantar fascia) often causes persistent heel pain. In a preliminary study of 44 patients not helped by conventional therapies for plantar fasciitis, doctors report that all but two were pain-free within two […] ... More
New Research Offers Hope for Patients with Meneire’s Disease

New Research Offers Hope for Patients with Meneire’s Disease

New research may benefit Medical Mailbox readers and their loved ones coping with Ménière’s disease. Two studies published in November 2008 offer hope to people who experience balance and hearing loss related to Ménière’s disease. Researchers in Valencia, Spain, report that the number of debilitating episodes tends to decrease as time goes by. When they […] ... More

The Future of Medicine is Now

The inventor tinkering in a garage and coming up with a better mousetrap is a cherished American image. These days, that tinkering is likely to take place at a sophisticated computer or high-powered microscope. But no matter how they do their work, scientists continue to come up with ingenious and useful advances. Here are a […] ... More
Discoveries in Diabetes

Discoveries in Diabetes

This surprising discovery provides clues about what goes awry when diabetes develops. Solving the Diabetes Puzzle An international scientific consortium reports that at least six previously undetected genetic variants are involved in type 2 diabetes, boosting to 16 the total number of genetic risk factors associated with increased risk of the disease. The surprising discovery […] ... More