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  • Convergence insufficiency a common eye disorder in children

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 9, liked reading when he was younger. Over the last year, however, he's started to struggle with it and was recently diagnosed with convergence insufficiency. What's the best treatment for this? Are there some cases that are...
  • Antidepressants offer gradual, not instant relief

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon after starting on antidepressants should I begin to feel better? What type of changes will I notice? It's been three weeks and I don't feel like my depression has lessened. If anything, it seems to be getting worse. Do I need to...
  • 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...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating champions of disease prevention

    The Crowd: Celebrating champions of disease prevention
    Here are some sobering facts. Despite all of the advances in science and medicine, more than 7,000 types of rare diseases affect the human condition. These rare diseases affect some 30 million Americans and, worldwide, an estimated 350 million people....
  • 5 major US airports to screen for signs of Ebola

    ATLANTA Air travelers from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa will be screened for fever and other signs of the virus at five major U.S. airports, federal health officials said Wednesday. The announcement came hours after the first person...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Rotator cuff injury that involves torn tendon may require surgery

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a rotator cuff tear that isn't getting better despite physical therapy. My shoulder is painful and weak, and I have trouble raising my arm. At what point should I consider surgery? How likely is the surgery to completely relieve...
  • Violinist ready to run again after risky surgery

    During his 40-year tenure with the Minnesota Orchestra, Roger Frisch has played many of the world's great concert halls, bringing Beethoven and Brahms to life through his 250-year-old Italian violin. Yet the most memorable performance of his career came...
  • For most, enterovirus D68 causes only mild symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is it that children are the ones most affected by the enterovirus? I've read that it starts with mild cold symptoms, so how will I know when it's time to see a doctor? What symptoms should I look for in my children? ANSWER: There...
  • Minimalist shoes a good choice for some runners, but not right for everyone

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are minimalist shoes safe for running? I can't seem to find other shoes that work well for me, but I'm worried that I'm going to do long-term damage to my feet if I wear minimalist shoes. ANSWER: Minimalist shoes, also known as barefoot...
  • 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...
  • Feral cats pose a serious health threat to humans [Letter]

    In late August, Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Glen Burnie had to close its doors because a feral cat had found its way into the building. In closing the school, officials demonstrated prudent concern for the health and well-being of students....