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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fitness Files: Gluten-free doesn't mean stress-free

    "So Pig-Pen from 'Peanuts' had the right idea?" a friend emailed after reading my last article. He referred to the "hygiene theory" that doctors from the Mayo Clinic and University of Chicago think may be responsible for the uptick in auto immune...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...