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  • Cause of ischemic colitis often unclear

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What exactly is ischemic colitis? Do doctors know what causes it? ANSWER: Ischemic colitis occurs when blood flow to part of the large intestine (colon) is reduced due to one of two reasons: either there's a blocked or narrowed blood...
  • A number of conditions can spark low white blood cell count

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 16-year-old granddaughter was recently diagnosed with a low white blood cell count after going to the ER twice with a migraine headache, vomiting and temporary loss of sight. What could cause a low white blood cell count in someone...
  • Numerous tests available to check heart function

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband is 82. Over the past year, he's become very tired and sometimes gets short of breath. His doctor recommends he have tests to check his heart function. What are these tests, and what would they be looking for? ANSWER:...
  • Take steps to prevent kidney stones from forming

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My family has a history of kidney stones, and I'd like to prevent them if possible. What should I do to keep from getting kidney stones? Are there foods or drinks I should avoid? ANSWER: A family history of kidney stones does...
  • Triathlete shares remedy for swimmer's ear

    Triathlete shares remedy for swimmer's ear
    Q: When I was training for triathlons, I was told to mix a solution of alcohol, vinegar and glycerin in a squirt bottle. After swimming, I would shake the bottle and apply a few drops in each ear, letting it sit for a moment or two, then tilting my head...
  • Fitness Files: What to glean from gluten news

    I like curling up with a good health article, including the ones in magazines from my neighborhood health food store. What I read makes sense: Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. You're not eating your ancestor's wheat. New wheat,...
  • Children can get hand-foot-and-mouth disease more than once

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best ways to treat a toddler with hand-foot-and-mouth disease? Does she need to be seen by a doctor? Does having it once mean she won't get it again? ANSWER: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by a virus. It usually...
  • Physician burnout is on the rise

     Physician burnout is on the rise
    The state of our health care system depends, in part, on the state of our health care providers. But research over the last few years has shown that physician burnout is on the rise. Mark Linzer, director of the division of general internal medicine...
  • Hormone replacement therapy may provide protection

    Hormone replacement therapy may provide protection
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 42 and have a BRCA1 gene mutation. I'll have a prophylactic oophorectomy later this year. I've had a prophylactic mastectomy, as well, and am considering hormone replacement therapy. How soon after surgery would I need to start...
  • Why you should read food labels carefully

    Why you should read food labels carefully
    You may associate reading nutrition labels with trying to lose weight, but the truth is, reading food labels is an important practice for everyone. Understanding all the components of a label can be a bit tricky, but once you know what you’re...
  • Fitness Files: Inside the medical wheat field

    "Do you see 'Complaint Department' written across my forehead in flashing neon?" I asked my husband as I hung up from my niece's call. She was in pain as usual, bloated, cramping and working in a very small space. "Co-workers can hear every bathroom...