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  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Minimalist shoes a good choice for some runners, but not right for everyone

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are minimalist shoes safe for running? I can't seem to find other shoes that work well for me, but I'm worried that I'm going to do long-term damage to my feet if I wear minimalist shoes. ANSWER: Minimalist shoes, also known as barefoot...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Fatigue is a common problem for those with Crohn's disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease nearly a year ago. The medication I'm on seems to take care of most of my symptoms. But I'm often extremely tired. Can anything be done to help with fatigue from Crohn's? ANSWER: Fatigue is a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Know the benefits and drawbacks before having a double mastectomy

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in one breast. I'm planning to have a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. What are the chances I'll get cancer in my other breast? I'm trying to decide if I should go ahead with a...
  • Simple facts about pregnancy

    Simple facts about pregnancy
    Women who have just learned they're pregnant are about to embark on a whirlwind adventure. When that adventure culminates with the birth of a child, the family dynamic as you know it will change dramatically. Women who are entering into pregnancy for...