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  • 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'...
  • Dark chocolate may ease walking for patients with artery disease

    Dark chocolate may ease walking for patients with artery disease
    Older people who have trouble getting around because of poor blood flow to their legs may be able to walk a little longer and farther after eating dark chocolate, according to a new small Italian study. People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who ate...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: GERD a more severe form of acid reflux

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do I know if what I have is acid reflux or GERD? Are treatments the same for both? I've had what I would describe as heartburn for years and it's getting worse as I age. ANSWER: Acid reflux happens when stomach acid flows back up...
  • 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...
  • A father, fighting ALS, prepares for a walking miracle

    CORONA DEL MAR, California -- Lindsay Nieto remembers it well, the day her father told her he was dying. She still was in high school, and, with her older brother, she met her dad and stepmother at a coffee shop before classes. "They came walking...
  • 15 million reasons for Hopkins fight [Commentary]

    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.  On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...
  • New treatments for dry eyes may provide relief when standard treatments fail

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes dry eyes? Is there an effective treatment other than constantly using eye drops to keep them moist? ANSWER: Dry eyes happen when your eyes don't make enough tears, or when those tears are poor quality. Treatment of dry...