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  • 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'...
  • Genetic, environmental factors may raise risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 31, was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Do doctors know what causes this disease, especially at a young age? Will she need to be on medication for the rest of her life? ANSWER: The precise cause of...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Several factors may play a role is raising risk for diverticulitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. It was treated and the symptoms went away, but I'm wondering what could have caused it. I'm a 52-year-old man with no other medical problems. Am I at an increased risk for developing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What Doctors Know: Those 5 extra pounds won't hurt ...will they?

    Source: American Heart Association whatdoctorsknow.com Sweets can be hard to resist, along with all those fatty foods that taste so good. And what about those occasional extra helpings of mashed potatoes and pie? Does putting on a little extra weight...
  • Health Q&A: Multiple tests may be needed to determine cause of abnormal bleeding

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 40 years old. After having a period that lasted nearly two months, I had tests done that showed a small, hyperechoic lesion within the endometrium. What exactly does this mean? My primary care doctor suggested a hysterectomy as...
  • Health assessment can help overweight children start down a 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 like he's quite large for his age. He does have a huge appetite and is always saying he's hungry, and I don't...
  • Causes of fecal incontinence vary, but treatment is available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes fecal incontinence? Can it be treated? ANSWER: Fecal incontinence, or leakage of stool from the rectum, can range from occasional leakage while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. An estimated 8 percent of the...
  • Guest Column: Germs are mightier than the pen

    In 1945, Milton Reynolds received a patent for the first commercially available ballpoint pen. It first went on sale at Gimbles in New York City Oct. 29, 1945, and thousands of pens were sold in a week. At that time, I was a youngster earning my...