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  • 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:...
  • 10 simple changes to make your life healthier and less stressed

    10 simple changes to make your life healthier and less stressed
    We all know we should live a healthier life, but getting started can feel like climbing Mt. Everest. Do you really have to spend hours at the gym and eat 12 servings of vegetables every day to get in shape? No — the way to get started is to take...
  • 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...
  • Simple ways to childproof your home

    Simple ways to childproof your home
    Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is a great moment for parents. But as a child settles into his or her new home, parents look around that home and see less "home" and more "hazard." Kids are going to get some bumps and bruises along the way, but...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Treatments and self-care steps can help ease discomfort caused by eczema

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 10-year-old daughter has very dry skin, and it seems to get worse when school starts. She develops red, itchy patches on her arms and lower legs. They usually fade away after a while, but they really bother her. What could be the...
  • Handling food safely around kids

    Handling food safely around kids
    Consuming contaminated food or drink puts anyone at risk for a foodborne illness. Foodborne pathogens do not discriminate based on genetic background or family history of illness. Bacteria and other dangers in poorly handled food can cause a small...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Eyelid lift can help reduce vision problems caused by excess skin

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48 and am considering having blepharoplasty surgery to remove the excess skin on my eyelids, which has bothered me for years. What does this procedure involve? What are the risks? Is the change permanent, or is there a...