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  • 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...
  • Hormone replacement therapy may provide protection

    Hormone replacement therapy may provide protection
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 42 and have a BRCA1 gene mutation. I'll have a prophylactic oophorectomy later this year. I've had a prophylactic mastectomy, as well, and am considering hormone replacement therapy. How soon after surgery would I need to start...
  • Self-care steps may help to prevent tonsil stones from returning

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes tonsil stones? Is there a way to permanently get rid of them, other than having my tonsils removed? I'm 48 and have heard that having a tonsillectomy as an adult is a significant surgery that can lead to other problems....
  • Convergence insufficiency a common eye disorder in children

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 9, liked reading when he was younger. Over the last year, however, he's started to struggle with it and was recently diagnosed with convergence insufficiency. What's the best treatment for this? Are there some cases that are...
  • Fitness Files: Inside the medical wheat field

    "Do you see 'Complaint Department' written across my forehead in flashing neon?" I asked my husband as I hung up from my niece's call. She was in pain as usual, bloated, cramping and working in a very small space. "Co-workers can hear every bathroom...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating champions of disease prevention

    The Crowd: Celebrating champions of disease prevention
    Here are some sobering facts. Despite all of the advances in science and medicine, more than 7,000 types of rare diseases affect the human condition. These rare diseases affect some 30 million Americans and, worldwide, an estimated 350 million people....