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  • Mayo Clinic: Test can help diagnose asthma; antibiotics usually not needed to treat abscess

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had a cough and some wheezing that won't go away. My doctor suspects asthma and ordered an exhaled nitric oxide test. Can you tell me more about this test? ANSWER: Asthma is usually diagnosed based on symptoms, a physical exam and...
  • Meditate on this: Mindfulness can improve well-being

    If you've heard of or read about mindfulness a form of meditation you might be curious about how to practice it. Kayla Dascher, Mayo Clinic Health System nurse practitioner, shares how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you. What is...
  • Keep stress out of summer vacation

    Keep stress out of summer vacation
    You may not think that summer and stress go together, but they often do. Routines change frequently, and downtime can lead to complaining and sibling squabbles. Summertime events, such as graduations, family reunions and vacations, come with their own set...
  • The chemistry of a woman's desire

    The chemistry of a woman's desire
    There's an illustration I keep at my desk that says just about all that needs to be said about the difference between men and women when it comes to sex. For men, there is a picture of a simple on-off switch that appears to be permanently in the "on"...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Many medical conditions can cause a burning sensation in the mouth

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, who's in his 70s, went to his dentist with mouth pain and was told he has burning mouth syndrome and that there's no known treatment. Could something else be causing his symptoms? Are there things he can do to ease the pain?...
  • Diagnosing ciliac disease not always a one-step process

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My blood test for celiac disease came back negative, but I'm still having symptoms. Is it possible that I still could have it? What should my next steps be? ANSWER: The symptoms and presentation of celiac disease can vary quite a bit...
  • Effect of PCOS on fertility can vary from one woman to another

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 24 and was recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. How will this affect my fertility? ANSWER: The effect of polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, on fertility can vary quite a bit from one woman to another. In some women,...
  • Counseling before and after weight-loss surgery can be a big help

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I decided to have bariatric surgery, but was told that I first need to go through counseling. What will those sessions involve, and would counseling really improve my chances of the surgery being successful? ANSWER: Before you have...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: A number of disorders can trigger vertigo

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes vertigo? Does having it one time mean I'm more likely to experience it again? ANSWER: Vertigo is a sensation that either you or your surroundings, or both, are spinning or moving when they are not. Some people confuse...
  • House committee passes bill deregulating new hospitals

    A Florida House committee on Wednesday passed a bill strongly supported by Gov. Rick Scott that would do away with what he calls the unnecessary red tape before new hospitals can be built. But the measure is unlikely to pass in the Senate. A so-called...
  • Mayo Clinic: Vitamin E benefits lost in switch from food to supplement

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that the antioxidant vitamin E provides a lot of health benefits. Is taking a daily vitamin E supplement a good idea? Can it be harmful? ANSWER: The proposed benefits of vitamin E rest on its powerful antioxidant properties....