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  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Many tests are available to seek out the cause of miscarriages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 32 and have had one healthy pregnancy and baby. But over the past 18 months, I've had two miscarriages, both in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. My doctor does not recommend testing until after a third miscarriage. What do you...
  • Child's chronic cough may be symptom of asthma

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 8-year-old son has been coughing off-and-on at night for a few weeks and says his chest hurts, but he never complains about this during the day. Could he have asthma? How is it diagnosed? If it's very mild, would he still need...
  • Dizziness a common problem with many possible causes

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 68 and have periodic spells of dizziness. They don't last long and I don't seem to have any other symptoms. Should I see a doctor? What might these spells indicate? ANSWER: Dizziness is a common problem with many possible causes....
  • New test to detect colon cancer won't replace colonoscopy in all cases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read about a new screening test for colon cancer that uses a stool sample to detect cancer. How soon will this be available to the public? Is the test reliable enough to replace a colonoscopy? ANSWER: The new test you heard...
  • Child with glasses should have regular eye exams

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 11-year-old son began wearing glasses for nearsightedness when he was 7. Since then, his prescription has gotten steadily stronger. He has needed new glasses about every 8-10 months. His optometrist says this is not uncommon, but I'...
  • Speech Class: 75 Years Ago, A Dignified Lou Gehrig Bows Out

    Lou Gehrig received a silver trophy from his manager, but he could not lift it, or hold it for very long. He had to set it down on the grass. Then Joe McCarthy walked Gehrig toward a bank of microphones to make the most famous and enduring speech ever...
  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
  • Brain-tumor patient becomes area's first to try laser-heat treatment

    Brain-tumor patient becomes area's first to try laser-heat treatment
    Diane Bostick, who fought back breast cancer in 2009 but later found the cancer had spread to her brain, received a literal ray of hope, becoming the first person in Central Florida to undergo a new laser thermal treatment for brain tumors. Five days...
  • Risk of increased health problems in children with older father appears to be small

    Risk of increased health problems in children with older father appears to be small
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does paternal age affect fertility? Can the age of the father have an impact on the baby's health? ANSWER: Age can have an effect on a man's fertility. However, the influence of aging on fertility in men is not as significant as...
  • Ronald Swinfard: It's been a 'great honor' to serve the community

    Not long ago, I received a thank you letter about one of my colleagues at Lehigh Valley Health Network. The letter is about a patient transporter, the people who take patients from one area of the hospital to another for any number of reasons. The patient...
  • Living donor kidney donation starts with thorough medical evaluation

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the process for evaluating whether or not I'm a good candidate to donate one of my kidneys? How long is recovery for the donor? ANSWER: The first step is to contact the transplant center where the donation would take place. They...