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  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Presbyopia a normal part of aging, but regular eye exams are recommended

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 43 and have started having trouble with my vision while reading. I know this is common for someone my age. I do have "readers" that I sometimes use, but am hoping to put off regular glasses as long as possible. Am I doing harm by...
  • Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name

    Angels' Joe Smith is not nearly as common as his name
    If anybody could get lost in the celebrity of being a major league baseball player, it is Angels pitcher Joe Smith. His name is the ultimate in common. If you were looking for personal brand identification in this age of look-at-me-ism, you could do...
  • Rx to ward off dementia: glue gun, paint brush, pals and computers

    Rx to ward off dementia: glue gun, paint brush, pals and computers
    If you're over 85 and you're reading this online, you're probably one smart cookie -- and you're more likely to stay that way for at least the next few years, says a new study. But there are other fun and easy ways to, as my dad used to say, "hold on to...
  • Lifestyle changes often can help ease symptoms of peripheral artery disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother, 67, was recently diagnosed with peripheral artery disease. She's been having leg pain and other symptoms for many months. She was prescribed medication, but her doctor said she may need surgery. What would that involve? Are...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Confirm narcolepsy diagnosis with a sleep medicine specialist

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, who is in her early 20s, was diagnosed with narcolepsy nine months ago. Her primary care doctor prescribed stimulants, but they make her very jittery and don't eliminate all of her symptoms. Is this the only treatment...
  • Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test

    Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test
    New research leaves little doubt about it: Fitness is powerful. A new study shows it's also a powerful predictor of whether an individual will live or die in the next decade. Put a person on a standard-issue treadmill, crank up the speed and the...
  • Top 3: Times it pays to take it easy

    No pain, no gain. Go big or go home. People live by these credos. But sometimes taking your foot off the gas is healthier for you than going full throttle. Here are three times when going slower is better for your health, according to Prevention...
  • Researchers studying a variety of potential new treatments for CLL

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are there any new treatment options for chronic lymphocytic leukemia? I'm 61 and was diagnosed 18 months ago. Until recently, I have not had any symptoms so have not received treatment for it. ANSWER: Researchers are currently...
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy can help you manage thoughts, behaviors that contribute to anxiety

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with anxiety but really don't want to take medication for it. What does cognitive behavioral therapy involve? How effective is it in treating anxiety? ANSWER: Although an anxiety disorder can be difficult to manage...
  • Health Q&A: Health assessment can put overweight child on healthier path

     DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At what age should I be concerned about my child's weight? My 6-year-old son is healthy and gets plenty of exercise, but I feel that he's quite large for his age. He does have a huge appetite and is always saying he's hungry, and I don'...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Pain relief from corticosteroid injections can vary greatly

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have osteoarthritis in my spine. About a month ago, I got a steroid shot in my lower back because my doctor said it might help with stiffness and pain in my back and legs. It worked wonderfully, and my symptoms are gone now. How does...