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  • Before changing medication, try other strategies to manage dry mouth

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there anything that can be done for dry mouth? I take a medication that lists this as one of the side effects and am having a hard time getting used to it. Before I consider changing medications, I'd like to know if dry mouth can be...
  • In addition to mammograms, MBI is a useful screening tool for women with dense breasts

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After my annual mammogram last year, my doctor told me I have very dense breasts. She suggested that this year I also get a test called molecular breast imaging. What's the difference between that and a mammogram? Why would I need it? I'...
  • An active lifestyle makes life and death better

     An active lifestyle makes life and death better
    Any day above ground is a good one. Or is it? People are living much longer than they did a century ago, but in many cases this comes despite terrible lifestyles; it's medical advancements that increase longevity for those disinclined to help...
  • Three light-therapy products to aid seasonal affective disorder

    Three light-therapy products to aid seasonal affective disorder
    Long summer days can't come soon enough for people with seasonal affective disorder, but some people don't need to wait. Benefits for them can be found with a daily dose of artificial light. People with SAD commonly report fatigue, moodiness,...
  • 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...
  • Regular monitoring of PSC can help manage symptoms, catch complications early

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband, 48, was diagnosed last month with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Does this mean he'll eventually need a liver transplant, or do some people with the disease never get to that point? He's had irritable bowel syndrome for...
  • 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Best way to break a smoking habit? Seek help from a medical professional

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the most effective way to stopping my smoking habit of 20 years? I've tried the gum and it helped the cravings for a while, but not enough to get me to quit smoking. Even though I'm worried about what smoking is doing to my...
  • Time to begin conversations about the end

    Time to begin conversations about the end
    Woody Allen, a wellspring of neurosis-laced insight, famously quipped about a subject that owns the last word: "I am not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens." Most Americans can relate. We don't want to be there. Heck, we don'...