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  • Treatment for cardiotoxicity dependent on type and severity of damage

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago at age 58 and began treatment immediately. She's in remission now but recently found out she has cardiotoxicity, probably from the chemotherapy. What is this, and how is it...
  • Self-care measures helpful, but may not be enough to resolve Achilles tendinitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes Achilles tendinitis? Are there things I can do at home to help it heal more quickly? ANSWER: Although Achilles tendinitis is often associated with an increase in sports activity, any increase in stress on the tendon can...
  • Probiotics may be effective in preventing the common cold

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Can probiotics really help prevent a cold? What about vitamin C? ANSWER: When you're trying to keep a cold at bay, there's no shortage of self-help suggestions out there. The two you mention -- probiotics and vitamin C -- are common...
  • Before hip replacement, consider all options for treating hip arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have severe arthritis in my hip and have been looking into hip replacement surgery. Would the direct anterior approach work for someone like me? When can I expect to resume my normal activities after this surgery? I'm 53 and in...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Baseline risk assessment gives patients better understanding of skin cancer risk

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My physician recommended that I be screened by a dermatologist for a baseline risk assessment. What is this, and is it necessary? I use sunscreen regularly and have skin that normally does not burn. Am I still at risk for skin cancer?...
  • Amalgam is a safe and durable choice for fillings

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it safe to have silver (amalgam) fillings, or should I have them replaced with composite? I've read that the silver fillings have mercury in them and can leak over time. ANSWER: Amalgam fillings are safe. A great deal of research has...
  • Spectrum of tests needed to diagnose multiple sclerosis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister's doctor recently told her he suspects she may have MS, but she hasn't been definitively diagnosed with the disease. Isn't there a test that can tell if someone has MS? What are the common symptoms? Are some people at higher...
  • There are several choices available to treat degenerative hip disease in a younger patient

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 years old and have had constant pain in my right hip for two years. Last year, I was diagnosed with moderate degenerative hip disease. Medication managed my pain initially but is no longer effective. My doctor says the next step...
  • For shift workers, changing body's natural sleep-wake rhythm can be difficult

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a nurse and recently started working the night shift. I'm having trouble adjusting to a new sleep and wake schedule. What can I do to get better sleep during the day? ANSWER: Changing your sleep schedule can be a challenge,...
  • Baby boomers more likely than other people to be infected with hepatitis C and should be tested

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard that the CDC now recommends baby boomers be tested for hepatitis C. Is that true? If so, why is testing necessary? Wouldn't I have symptoms if I had the disease? ANSWER: It is true that the U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • Moms spending less time behind a mop, more in front of a TV

    Moms spending less time behind a mop, more in front of a TV
    A comprehensive new look at how mothers fill their hours suggests it's time to revise the old saw "A man may work from sun to sun. But a woman's work is never done." The new saw should be, "24/7, there's something to see. Make your own bed, I'm watching...