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  • Many tests are available to seek out the cause of miscarriages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 32 and have had one healthy pregnancy and baby. But over the past 18 months, I've had two miscarriages, both in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. My doctor does not recommend testing until after a third miscarriage. What do you...
  • Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News

    Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Child's chronic cough may be symptom of asthma

    Child's chronic cough may be symptom of asthma
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 8-year-old son has been coughing off-and-on at night for a few weeks and says his chest hurts, but he never complains about this during the day. Could he have asthma? How is it diagnosed? If it's very mild, would he still need...
  • Dizziness a common problem with many possible causes

    Dizziness a common problem with many possible causes
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 68 and have periodic spells of dizziness. They don't last long and I don't seem to have any other symptoms. Should I see a doctor? What might these spells indicate? ANSWER: Dizziness is a common problem with many possible causes....
  • Surgical spell: Using hypnosis instead of anesthesia

    Bob Dick recently toughed his way through a 90-minute total knee replacement without the aid of anesthesia, choosing to stay awake through the chisel and the buzz of the electric saw. When he reached Duke University Hospital, in Durham, N.C., he...
  • Be sure to include your teenage son when discussing changes in his behavior

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 14-year-old son is going through puberty and has become withdrawn and non-conversational. When should I become concerned about the possibility of depression at this stage of life? Is it unwise to push him to join in family chats and...
  • Eye infections common, especially in children

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandson had a virus with flu symptoms. Then one of his eyes got very red, but it wasn't itchy or matted shut. When my daughter took him to the doctor, she was told it was the virus settling in his eye. But it wasn't pink eye. What'...
  • Many conditions can cause dementia, but Alzheimer's is the most common

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Are they hereditary? ANSWER: Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms that interferes with a person's thinking and the ability to function well in day-...
  • New test to detect colon cancer won't replace colonoscopy in all cases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read about a new screening test for colon cancer that uses a stool sample to detect cancer. How soon will this be available to the public? Is the test reliable enough to replace a colonoscopy? ANSWER: The new test you heard...