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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...
  • 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Fatigue is a common problem for those with Crohn's disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease nearly a year ago. The medication I'm on seems to take care of most of my symptoms. But I'm often extremely tired. Can anything be done to help with fatigue from Crohn's? ANSWER: Fatigue is 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...
  • 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...
  • Cause of ischemic colitis often unclear

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What exactly is ischemic colitis? Do doctors know what causes it? ANSWER: Ischemic colitis occurs when blood flow to part of the large intestine (colon) is reduced due to one of two reasons: either there's a blocked or narrowed blood...
  • 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....