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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It's possible to exercise safely during pregnancy

    It's possible to exercise safely during pregnancy
    Pregnant women have mixed views on staying in shape. Some mothers-to-be view pregnancy as a chance to cast aside concerns about body image and enjoy the freedom to eat a little more and revel in the changes their body undergoes during pregnancy. Other...
  • 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: With blood pressure, both numbers are important to overall health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a high systolic (top number) blood pressure, but my diastolic (bottom number) is normal. What does this mean? Is it considered high blood pressure? Do I need any treatment? ANSWER: When measuring blood pressure, both numbers...
  • Effective treatment for knee bursitis depends on underlying cause

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the most effective way to treat knee bursitis? I've had it for months and the pain is worsening, but I've heard that even after treatment it can come back. Is there a way to prevent it in the future? ANSWER: Bursitis is a term...
  • Talking to the wall: Communication with a preteen

    Talking to the wall: Communication with a preteen
    Speaking to a preteen is like talking to the wall – and angry, emotional, confused, ambivalent, irrational wall, that is. Preteens have a lot going on in their lives – with amped-up school demands, girl drama, technology’s immediate...
  • Intermittent swelling in jaw could be related to the salivary glands

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A week ago, I woke up with some swelling inside my mouth near my jaw. It went away after an hour or so, but came back again two nights later. Could this be a blocked salivary gland? If so, what is the treatment for it? ANSWER: It is...
  • Fitness Files: Gluten-free doesn't mean stress-free

    "So Pig-Pen from 'Peanuts' had the right idea?" a friend emailed after reading my last article. He referred to the "hygiene theory" that doctors from the Mayo Clinic and University of Chicago think may be responsible for the uptick in auto immune...
  • Take steps to prevent kidney stones from forming

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My family has a history of kidney stones, and I'd like to prevent them if possible. What should I do to keep from getting kidney stones? Are there foods or drinks I should avoid? ANSWER: A family history of kidney stones does...
  • Fitness Files: What to glean from gluten news

    I like curling up with a good health article, including the ones in magazines from my neighborhood health food store. What I read makes sense: Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. You're not eating your ancestor's wheat. New wheat,...