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  • Paying attention to diet may help prevent additional gout flare-up

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes gout? I've had one attack and am not on any treatment but am watching my diet. Is it possible that I won't have additional attacks or need treatment for it, or is it likely to come back again? ANSWER: Gout is a form of...
  • A new fast-acting antidepressant (that's not ketamine) shows promise

    A new fast-acting antidepressant (that's not ketamine) shows promise
    Existing antidepressants, if they work at all, can take weeks to work, and for the deeply depressed, that can mean the difference between life and death. Researchers have discovered and tested an agent that, in mice at least, appears to reverse hopeless...
  • Research is underway to predict who will develop Alzheimer's, but no test available yet

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard on the news that there was a test that can predict Alzheimer's disease three years before it occurs. If that's true, who should be tested, and is there some way you can change the course of the disease in three years?...
  • Illinois Medicaid moves to managed care

     Illinois Medicaid moves to managed care
    Sherry Loveless can see the promise of managed care right through her bedroom door. Saddled with multiple disabilities, Loveless, 61, has been stuck in her Rockford bedroom for months because the doorway is too narrow for her wheelchair to squeeze...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Mildly low level of testosterone typically doesn't require treatment

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 52-year-old man. I recently had blood work done that showed my testosterone levels are slightly low, falling just below the "normal" range. Should I talk to my doctor about getting treatment even if I don't have any symptoms?...
  • People taking statins eat more calories than a decade ago, study says

    People who took statins to lower their cholesterol levels ate more calories and fat in 2009-10 than did those who took them a decade earlier, raising the question of whether the drug provides a false sense of dietary security. Researchers who used...
  • Prescription treatments sometimes needed to zap head lice for good

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child's school has had a lice outbreak for two months. The problem doesn't seem to be going away. Is it true that some types of lice are resistant to over-the-counter treatments? Are there more potent options to eliminate head lice?...
  • Effective treatments are available to relieve vaginal dryness

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 52 years old and have been menopausal for the last two years. I'm experiencing some vaginal dryness. Is this normal? Is there anything that can be done for it? I've tried using over-the-counter lubricants and they don't seem to help...
  • Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research

    Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research
    With nearly 3% of American men over 40 boosting their testosterone levels with a prescription supplement, the financial and public health stakes couldn't be higher. But in increasing numbers, physicians are complaining that research on the safety of...
  • Dietary supplements: The deadly toll of deregulation

    Dietary supplements: The deadly toll of deregulation
    Here's the bad news: A dietary supplement named OxyElite Pro is still apparently making people sick, more than a year after the Hawaii Department of Health was alerted to seven cases of acute hepatitis and liver failure among its users. As of last...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak points again to the importance of vaccines

    With all of the news about the measles (rubeola) in California (51 cases) and New York (25 cases), all pediatricians are on the alert for any measles cases in our areas. I've written many times about the importance of vaccines, but this latest outbreak of...