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Dalai Lama Heads to US Hospital for Medical Checkup

The Dalai Lama left his home in India on Tuesday to travel to the United States for a medical checkup, although the Tibetan spiritual leader said he has no specific health complaints. He told reporters before leaving the Himalayan hill town of Dharamsala that he has been going to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for regular health checkups for the past nine years. The 80-year-old Buddhist leader said he had a minor swelling in his right eye. He then removed his glasses and...

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