Oncology & Cancer

Q and A: What is the benefit of visiting a genetic counselor?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandmother and mother, as well as an aunt and a cousin, have had breast cancer. Another cousin was diagnosed with colon cancer recently. It has been suggested that I undergo genetic counseling to determine ...

Health

Q and A: Making New Year's resolutions that stick

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Every year I make one or more New Year's resolutions that I have every intention of starting on Jan. 1. But I find myself losing momentum quickly into the new year when the holiday merriment starts to fade. ...

Medical research

Curbing short pregnancy gaps in Africa

Chichi Okafor, a 30-year-old Nigerian woman, unexpectedly became pregnant again before her daughter turned six months old.

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