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  • Missing teeth more about health than aesthetics

    http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Too many people think living with a lost tooth is no big deal. In fact, the long-term effects can make it a very big deal. Not replacing a missing tooth increases the risk of losing the adjacent tooth, and the gap left...
  • Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health

    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that...
  • Inhospitable Earth -- compared to what?

    You just can't out-gloom an environmentalist. The Atlantic invited some luminaries to answer the question "How and when will the world end?" Some contributions were funny. Others simply plausible -- a volcanic eruption from underneath Yellowstone National...
  • Too man teens still ignore the hazards of smoking

    http://www.kidsdr.com During checkups for adolescents, I talk with each teen about smoking. While the rates of cigarette smoking among teens continue to drop, 20 percent of teens in the U.S. consider themselves regular smokers. Added to that statistic...
  • Weight loss could be symptom of underlying health issue

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm an 81-year-old man, 6-feet-1-inch tall and weigh 137 pounds. Twenty years ago, my ideal weight was 160 pounds. The weight loss has occurred over the past eight years, and I'm concerned. I have an appetite, but just cannot maintain my...
  • Self-care steps can keep your heart healthy during the holidays

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that heart attacks are more common around the holidays? If so, why is that? What can people do to lower their risk? ANSWER: Heart attacks, along with heart problems in general, are more common around the holidays. Various...
  • High blood sugar may cause noticeable symptoms of diabetes

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the most common symptoms of diabetes? Is it true that changes in my eyesight could mean I'm developing diabetes? ANSWER: People who have diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. Although you can't know your level of blood...
  • A number of factors can contribute to fatigue in patients with lupus

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: One year ago, at the age of 33, I was diagnosed with lupus. I am taking medications to help with flares, which are reasonably controlled, but I'm exhausted all the time. Is this just a part of the disease, or is there something that...
  • Melatonin not recommended for children or teens as sleep aid

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it OK to give my teenage daughter melatonin to help her sleep better? I've read that it's a safe alternative to sleep medicines. ANSWER: Although melatonin has been shown to be useful for treating sleep problems in adults, it has not...
  • Take vitamin supplements with caution: Some may actually cause harm

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that a large study found that most vitamin supplements may actually do more harm than good? What supplements should I avoid? Which are worth taking? I'm 67 and in good health. ANSWER: Advice on vitamin and mineral...
  • Inexpensive test is saving infant lives

    Inexpensive test is saving infant lives
    At birth, Moriah Mudd seemed strong and healthy. Her physical exam by a pediatrician at Riddle Hospital in Philadelphia was completely normal. But then a nurse put a sensor on her foot and, within minutes, a machine called a pulse oximeter revealed that...