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Heart Disease

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  • 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...
  • Regular exercise has powerful effect on brain health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 68 and understand that exercise is good for my health, but I recently read that exercise can also reduce the risk of developing dementia. Is that true, and if so, do researchers know why? ANSWER: Perhaps one of the most feared...
  • Weight just one factor to consider when measuring health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to be 30 pounds overweight and still be healthy? My blood pressure and cholesterol are normal, and I have no health issues other than being overweight. ANSWER: Weight is one important measure of health. But it's not the...
  • Alternative medicine attracts adherents for good or ill

    Alternative medicine attracts adherents for good or ill
    About 50 percent of Americans use alternative medicine — and 10 percent use it on their children, according to Paul Offit, author of the new book, "Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine." (HarperCollins). Offit,...
  • Fitness Stories: What a mom did to improve the health of her kids

    Fitness Stories: What a mom did to improve the health of her kids
    Note by Pamela Hernandez with Thrive Personal Fitness, "Dana has a story that reminds me in a small part of my own. I remember too hours spent in hospital waiting rooms while my grandmother fought the health challenges brought on my obesity and smoking....
  • For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story

    For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story
    Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right? Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI. The BMI--a...