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  • Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis

    Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis a few months ago, but have had trouble with food getting stuck for years, so I've probably had it for a long time. Is it reasonable to first try elimination diets to figure out what foods...
  • Patients should be able to get their medications where they receive care [Letter]

    Your recent article on pharmaceutical products for patients in the workers' compensation system raised the issue of the cost of medications ("Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say," Dec. 28). There are issues with the cost of...
  • Gout flare-ups may be tamed with tart cherries

    Gout  flare-ups may be tamed with tart cherries
    Q: I am in my early 60s, but I've been hobbling around like an old man after a couple of bad bouts with gout. I have been on a prescription to treat it along with various other meds for high cholesterol and blood pressure. Several months ago, I felt...
  • Vitamin E slows Alzheimer's progression

    Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found. Compared...
  • Pain relief could lower blood pressure during gout attack

    Q: I recently had an attack of gout and my blood pressure went up. I take my blood pressure pills regularly. Are the two conditions related? Do drugs for hypertension cause gout? A: Gout is caused by a buildup of a normal waste product called uric acid....
  • The 30 Day Partner Workout Challenge

    The 30 Day Partner Workout Challenge
    If you need motivation to get moving, try working out with a partner. Partner workouts can be fun and engaging. The comradery enjoyed can make the challenge easier and encourage commitment. Ask a friend to join you in this fun and challenging workout that...
  • Study finds a potent painkiller in traditional Chinese medicine

    When it comes to treating pain, a new study suggests traditional Chinese medicine has been getting it right for thousands of years. A chemical compound found in the underground tubers of the Corydalis plant can effectively alleviate three different...
  • Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says

    Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says
    As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...
  • The gap in medical education

    The gap in medical education
    Since its inception more than a century ago, modern medical education has undergone a series of quiet revolutions, stretching and scaling to accommodate advances in biomedical science. Yet this comprehensive expansion in one critical area masks a relative...
  • Study: African American women have a harder time losing weight

    Study: African American women have a harder time losing weight
    African American women who follow the same diet as white women and exercise just as much tend to lose less weight because they burn fewer calories, a new study suggests. "Many large and well done studies have demonstrated that African American women tend...
  • Letters: Contraception and faith

    Letters: Contraception and faith
    Re "Deep division persists on birth control," Jan. 3 Where will it end? Even as wondrous advances in medicine have continually improved our health, various religions have striven to inject their beliefs into doctor-patient relationships. Faith-based...