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  • Shingles more common after age 50, but can affect younger people as well

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed last year, at the age of 38, with shingles. What causes someone who is relatively young to get shingles? Does this mean I'm more likely to get it again? Should I get the vaccine at this point or wait until the recommended...
  • Talk with your doctor about risks and benefits of daily aspirin

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Should I be taking a daily aspirin even if I've never had heart issues? I'm a 62-year-old woman with no health problems, and I exercise daily. My husband takes an aspirin every day and thinks I should do the same. ANSWER: For people who...
  • More children are suffering from fatty liver disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that fatty liver disease is becoming common in young children. What's the cause of this condition? How is it diagnosed, and can it be reversed? ANSWER: The number of children who have fatty liver disease is rising....
  • Likelihood of child outgrowing food allergy depends on type, severity of allergy

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible for children to outgrow food allergies? ANSWER: Some children may outgrow their food allergies. But the likelihood of that happening depends in large part on the type of food a child is allergic to, as well the severity...
  • Very little is known about the health effects of e-cigarettes

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been a smoker for years. I'm thinking about switching to electronic cigarettes or to a nicotine inhaler because I've heard they aren't as bad for you as regular cigarettes. Is that true? ANSWER: Electronic cigarettes and nicotine...
  • Criteria can help determine if patient is good candidate for gastric bypass

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been overweight most of my life. I've tried for years to shed the extra pounds, but nothing works. I'm now 45 and about 100 pounds beyond my ideal weight. I have high blood pressure, and my doctor says I'm at risk for diabetes. I'...
  • Overuse of over-the-counter medication for headaches may start to contribute to the problem

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a 55-year-old woman and have had headaches my entire life. In the past, ibuprofen would get rid of a headache rather quickly, but lately nothing has been working. Do I need to get a stronger medicine from my doctor? ANSWER: You...
  • Florida man awakens in Palm Springs ER speaking only Swedish. Why?

    It's a story that is captivating people on both sides of the Atlantic. On Feb. 28, the Desert Sun newspaper reported, a man was discovered unconscious in a Motel 6 in Palm Springs. He was taken to the hospital, where he awoke in the emergency room. ...
  • Kelly Clark dies at 56; made Boy Scouts divulge secrets on pedophiles

    Kelly Clark, an Oregon attorney who won a nearly $20-million judgment for a sex abuse victim against the Boy Scouts of America and forced the organization to release secrets on pedophiles contained in its so-called perversion files, has died. He was 56....
  • Kings' Willie Mitchell ready for some new images in his career

    Kings' Willie Mitchell ready for some new images in his career
    Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell took the piece of treasure from teammate and captain Dustin Brown and hoisted the Stanley Cup above his head, skated away, hollered and kicked up his right leg in celebration. For Mitchell, it has been almost frozen in...
  • Concussions linked to Alzheimer's disease?

    Elderly people who have both mild cognitive impairment and a history of serious concussion showed higher amounts of the protein deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. The results, published Thursday in the...