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  • The spine gives structure to your life: Keep it fit with good posture

    The spine gives structure to your life: Keep it fit with good posture
    Christiane Carman believed she had good posture. Then one day she woke up with a crick in her neck, a nagging little pain on the left side that didn't go away. Soon it was shooting down her left arm. By the time she landed at UCLA's Spine Clinic, the pain...
  • Treatments for vaginal atrophy can prevent complications

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been in menopause for about a year and have not had many problems other than what my doctor diagnosed as vaginal atrophy. Do over-the-counter products usually help relieve the symptoms, or will I need hormone therapy? ANSWER:...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Colic usually improves on its own within months

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 6-week-old granddaughter is extremely fussy for much of the day, sometimes crying off and on for four or five hours. I understand it's probably just colic, but should she be seen by a pediatrician to rule out other problems? Is...
  • Mayo Clinic: Neck size one risk for sleep apnea; with shapewear, moderation is key

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Recently, I was evaluated for sleep apnea. As part of the exam, my neck circumference was measured. Why is this important? ANSWER: Having a neck circumference greater than 16 inches if you're a woman, or greater than 17 inches if you'...
  • Fitness Files: Women should take risk of heart disease more seriously

    "Women are six more times likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer." "More women die of heart disease than men." "'Broken heart syndrome' is a condition affecting women more frequently." "Heart disease in women is handled less...
  • Neck size one risk for sleep apnea; with shapewear, moderation is key

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Recently, I was evaluated for sleep apnea. As part of the exam, my neck circumference was measured. Why is this important? ANSWER: Having a neck circumference greater than 16 inches if you're a woman, or greater than 17 inches if you're...
  • Party for future moms, FYOE (freeze your own eggs)

    Party for future moms, FYOE (freeze your own eggs)
    If you peeked in on a recent party at the Viceroy Santa Monica, you might have noticed that the guests, almost all female, were chatting quietly, hesitantly, in pairs or trios. This wasn't a group of good friends — Prosecco and hors d'oeuvres aside....
  • 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'...