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  • Several treatments may be needed to successfully eliminate plantar warts

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the best way to treat plantar warts to ensure they don't come back? I have them on my feet. At one point, I had them removed with freezing therapy, but they keep returning and even spreading. ANSWER: Freezing therapy, also called...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: For many, lifestyle changes and medication can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife was diagnosed with "moderate" chronic kidney disease about three months ago. What does this mean? Are there things she can do to stop the progression of the disease? ANSWER: Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each the size...
  • When husbands want less sex, marriage can suffer

    When husbands want less sex, marriage can suffer
    There's a passage at the beginning of Michele Weiner Davis' 2008 book, "The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He's Lost Desire" (Simon and Schuster), that underscores what experts say is a larger problem than our culture lets on. "You ask yourself,...
  • When bunions become painful, try conservative measure before turning to surgery

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had bunions for years, but they haven't bothered me much until recently. I now have pain every day and most shoes hurt my feet. Is surgery the only option at this point? What does that involve, and can it be done on both feet at the...
  • Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis can vary depending on organs affected

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm very healthy and active, but was recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis. My doctor said it may go away on its own, but I'm worried it will worsen. How often should I see my doctor for monitoring the condition? What treatments do you...
  • In most cases, tailbone pain goes away on its own

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there any treatment for a painful tailbone? My mother is 70 and won't go to the doctor even though she's miserable. She says there's nothing they can do for her. Shouldn't a doctor be consulted in this case? ANSWER: Tailbone pain can...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Nosebleeds can be bothersome, but rarely signal a serious condition

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 12-year-old daughter gets nosebleeds often, especially during the winter, and usually at night. They don't last long, but they disrupt her sleep and can be frightening. Why are some people more prone to nosebleeds than others? Are...
  • 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...
  • Child with glasses should have regular eye exams to keep prescription up to date

    Child with glasses should have regular eye exams to keep prescription up to date
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 11-year-old son began wearing glasses for nearsightedness when he was 7. Since then, his prescription has gotten steadily stronger. He has needed new glasses about every 8-10 months. His optometrist says this is not uncommon, but I'...
  • Apple shows off OSX 10 Yosemite, iOS 8 and new programming language

    Apple shows off OSX 10 Yosemite, iOS 8 and new programming language
    Apple Inc. announced updates to its mobile and desktop operating systems Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the updates were designed to help the company's devices "all work together in harmony....