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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Triathlete shares remedy for swimmer's ear

    Triathlete shares remedy for swimmer's ear
    Q: When I was training for triathlons, I was told to mix a solution of alcohol, vinegar and glycerin in a squirt bottle. After swimming, I would shake the bottle and apply a few drops in each ear, letting it sit for a moment or two, then tilting my head...
  • 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,...
  • Children can get hand-foot-and-mouth disease more than once

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best ways to treat a toddler with hand-foot-and-mouth disease? Does she need to be seen by a doctor? Does having it once mean she won't get it again? ANSWER: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by a virus. It usually...
  • Physician burnout is on the rise

     Physician burnout is on the rise
    The state of our health care system depends, in part, on the state of our health care providers. But research over the last few years has shown that physician burnout is on the rise. Mark Linzer, director of the division of general internal medicine...