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  • 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...
  • Eyelid lift can reduce vision problems caused by excess skin

    Eyelid lift can reduce vision problems caused by excess skin
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48 and am considering having blepharoplasty surgery to remove the excess skin on my eyelids, which has bothered me for years. What does this procedure involve? What are the risks? Is the change permanent, or is there a...
  • 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....
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Rotator cuff injury that involves torn tendon may require surgery

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a rotator cuff tear that isn't getting better despite physical therapy. My shoulder is painful and weak, and I have trouble raising my arm. At what point should I consider surgery? How likely is the surgery to completely relieve...
  • For most, enterovirus D68 causes only mild symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is it that children are the ones most affected by the enterovirus? I've read that it starts with mild cold symptoms, so how will I know when it's time to see a doctor? What symptoms should I look for in my children? ANSWER: There...
  • Florida church cancels funeral after learning man is gay

    Florida church cancels funeral after learning man is gay
    A pastor at a church in Tampa called off the funeral of 42-year-old Julion Evans less than 24 hours after learning Evans was gay, WFLA.com reports. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa initially said yes to hosting the man's funeral, but...
  • Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]

    Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]
    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • Feral cats pose a serious health threat to humans [Letter]

    In late August, Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Glen Burnie had to close its doors because a feral cat had found its way into the building. In closing the school, officials demonstrated prudent concern for the health and well-being of students....
  • Why you should read food labels carefully

    Why you should read food labels carefully
    You may associate reading nutrition labels with trying to lose weight, but the truth is, reading food labels is an important practice for everyone. Understanding all the components of a label can be a bit tricky, but once you know what you’re...