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  • ED may be early warning sign of heart disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 58 and asked my doctor for a prescription for erectile dysfunction. He recommended I also have tests done to evaluate my heart. How are ED and heart disease related? ANSWER: In some cases, erectile dysfunction, or ED, may be an...
  • Drag racing team owner Don Schumacher has surgery for skin cancer

    Don Schumacher, one of the most successful team owners in NHRA drag racing, had surgery Wednesday to treat a form of skin cancer, his team said. Schumacher, 70, had the procedure at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after the cancer -- Stage 1...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: 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...
  • Carefully consider treatment options when diagnosed with early stage breast cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just found out I have stage I breast cancer, and I'm trying to decide on the kind of surgery I'll have. My doctor says I could have either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. I'm leaning toward a lumpectomy. But how do you know if a...
  • Hearing loss should be evaluated as soon as it's recognized

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband is 68 and has some hearing loss but won't go to see the doctor. He says it's a normal part of aging and thinks there's not much that can be done for it anyway. How is age-related hearing loss treated, other than a hearing aid?...
  • Fitness Files: For health reasons, give gas a pass

    In a previous article, I discussed the hygiene hypothesis, which attributes the current prevalence of autoimmune diseases to the antiseptic environment we provide for our children. This means dirt's good. Some dirt. But passing gas? Who's says that's...
  • A number of conditions can spark low white blood cell count

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 16-year-old granddaughter was recently diagnosed with a low white blood cell count after going to the ER twice with a migraine headache, vomiting and temporary loss of sight. What could cause a low white blood cell count in someone...
  • Numerous tests available to check heart function

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband is 82. Over the past year, he's become very tired and sometimes gets short of breath. His doctor recommends he have tests to check his heart function. What are these tests, and what would they be looking for? ANSWER:...
  • Talk to doctor about chronic constipation before taking stool softener

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the long-term side effects of taking a stool softener daily? It's the only thing that keeps me regular, and when I've tried taking it every other day, it's not effective. ANSWER: At this time, no research has examined the...
  • MDVIP named to top 10 health providers by Worth

    MDVIP named to top 10 health providers by Worth
    MDVIP, the Boca Raton-based network of 750 primary care physicians who give personalized health care, was ranked among the top 10 providers of executive health programs, according to Worth magazine. The financial and lifestyle publication ranked MDVIP...
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty may be best option to treat torn rotator cuff and arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have severe arthritis in my shoulder. I recently found out my rotator cuff is also torn. I can't lift my arm much anymore without a lot of pain. My doctor recommends reverse shoulder arthroplasty. What does this surgery involve? How...