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  • All About Food: Mucus, margarine and other myths

    I have gotten some nice feedback on the article I wrote a few weeks ago called "Adhering to these food myths? Stop" (All About Food, May 22) and have decided to do a second installment. 1. Sugary foods make kids hyperactive. This has been debunked...
  • A father, fighting ALS, prepares for a walking miracle

    CORONA DEL MAR, California -- Lindsay Nieto remembers it well, the day her father told her he was dying. She still was in high school, and, with her older brother, she met her dad and stepmother at a coffee shop before classes. "They came walking...
  • Paying attention to diet may help prevent additional gout flare-up

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes gout? I've had one attack and am not on any treatment but am watching my diet. Is it possible that I won't have additional attacks or need treatment for it, or is it likely to come back again? ANSWER: Gout is a form of...
  • Prescription treatments sometimes needed to zap head lice for good

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child's school has had a lice outbreak for two months. The problem doesn't seem to be going away. Is it true that some types of lice are resistant to over-the-counter treatments? Are there more potent options to eliminate head lice?...
  • Mildly low level of testosterone typically doesn't require treatment

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 52-year-old man. I recently had blood work done that showed my testosterone levels are slightly low, falling just below the "normal" range. Should I talk to my doctor about getting treatment even if I don't have any symptoms?...
  • The risk of sustaining a concussion is higher after already having one

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 17, was hit while playing soccer last fall and suffered a mild concussion. Her doctor says it's OK for her to play again in the spring, but I'm worried. Isn't she more likely to get another concussion if she's had one...
  • Differences between men and women can impact their risk of heart disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know that heart disease is the leading killer among men and women, but is it true that men and women have different risk factors for heart disease? ANSWER: You're correct that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and...
  • For some women, headaches that come with menstruation can be severe

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 38 and have headaches each month around the first day of my period. Over the last year or so, they seem to be getting more severe and lasting longer -- sometimes up to three days. Why might this be happening? Are there ways to...
  • Age 9 not too young for a child to be seen by an orthodontist

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What age is best for my 9-year-old daughter to be seen by an orthodontist? Some of her friends already have braces, but this seems very early to me, since she's only lost a few teeth. ANSWER: Although many people associate braces with...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: For some, supplement is necessary to ensure adequate iron intake

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 43-year-old woman recently diagnosed with iron deficiency. Tests show my ferritin is very low, but my hemoglobin is in the normal range. Isn't hemoglobin usually low if you don't have enough iron? Also, what's the best treatment...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Correcting astigmatism during cataract surgery is possible in some cases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I need to have cataract surgery, but I also have astigmatism. Is it possible to have them both fixed at the same time? If so, what will the recovery be like? ANSWER: In many cases, it is possible to correct astigmatism during cataract...