Scottsdale, Arizona - With more than 30 million Americans and 500 million people worldwide diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Dr. Robert Rizza, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, says it's time to start calling Type 2 diabetes an epidemic. He says the fact that people are being diagnosed at younger ages more commonly than ever only strengthens the argument that the world is facing an epidemic.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Could a spicy diet reduce your daily salt intake? Yes, according to a study published in Hypertension. It shows eating spicy food may have your brain craving less salt.

Rochester, Minnesota - Diving deep and flying high, Mayo Clinic's Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine program is approaching 10 years of service in Rochester, Minnesota. Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy is rooted in medical science, the process still strikes some people as a bit of a mystery.

Rochester, Minnesota - Forgetfulness and memory loss are trademark symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Personality changes are also somewhat common. Dr. Ronald Petersen, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says personality characteristics may become amplified, or they may change significantly.

Rochester, Minnesota - Are some cases of Alzheimer's disease triggered by a form of diabetes in the brain? Perhaps they are, according to researchers. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, and Jacksonville, Florida, recently participated in a multi-institution clinical study, testing whether a new insulin nasal spray can improve Alzheimer’s symptoms.

Rochester, Minnesota - Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect your liver's ability to function.