Minneapolis, Minnesota - After a career as a physician in Minneapolis, Denise Krivach, M.D., was looking forward to spending her retirement years in the solitude of the Montana backcountry. As the Star Tribune reports, however, those plans abruptly changed when she woke up one day to find her body "non-functional." Local doctors initially diagnosed her with early onset dementia, but the Strib reports the former physician "rejected" that diagnosis and came to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Foods containing fiber help you in important ways, including by keeping your digestive tract functioning properly. A high-fiber diet also may help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

Rochester, Minnesota - Precision medicine is a new approach to disease treatment and prevention based on people’s individual differences in genes, environment and lifestyle. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Kathy Hudson, deputy director for science, outreach, and policy at the National Institutes of Health, will explain the Precision Medicine Initiative. 

Rochester, Minnesota - Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures. These infrequent, high-risk deliveries may present challenges to community hospitals less familiar with advanced newborn resuscitation interventions. Telemedicine consultations are a good option to help meet these challenges and positively impact patient care, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Scottsdale, Arizona - It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving and the start of the busy holiday season are here. As you reflect on the past year as a survivor, whatever your experience has been, take time to recognize the strength that you have inside of you, the family members who have been by your side and the friends who did not let cancer get between you.