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  • When bunions become painful

    When bunions become painful
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had bunions for years, but they haven't bothered me much until recently. I now have pain every day and most shoes hurt my feet. Is surgery the only option at this point? What does that involve, and can it be done on both feet at the...
  • 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....
  • 'Get Up!' or lose hours of your life every day, scientist says

    'Get Up!' or lose hours of your life every day, scientist says
    There’s a saying going around that sitting is the new smoking. It’s a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is...
  • Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis can vary depending on organs affected

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm very healthy and active, but was recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis. My doctor said it may go away on its own, but I'm worried it will worsen. How often should I see my doctor for monitoring the condition? What treatments do you...
  • Hopkins Hospital bumped from top spot to No. 3 on U.S. News ranking

    Hopkins Hospital bumped from top spot to No. 3 on U.S. News ranking
    Johns Hopkins, for decades ranked the best hospital in the country, has been through this before. Two years ago, it fell to No. 2 in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings, regaining the top spot last year. But No. 3? "What a disaster!" said...
  • Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News

    Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
  • When husbands want less sex, marriage can suffer

    When husbands want less sex, marriage can suffer
    There's a passage at the beginning of Michele Weiner Davis' 2008 book, "The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He's Lost Desire" (Simon and Schuster), that underscores what experts say is a larger problem than our culture lets on. "You ask yourself,...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: For many, lifestyle changes and medication can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife was diagnosed with "moderate" chronic kidney disease about three months ago. What does this mean? Are there things she can do to stop the progression of the disease? ANSWER: Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each the size...
  • The hazards of public dozing

    The hazards of public dozing
    A good night of sleep is worth $10 million. That's the conclusion I'm drawing from the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed this month by Andrew Rector. He alleges that ESPN commentators ridiculed him during a national broadcast when a TV camera...
  • Try different treatment options, lifestyle changes to help ease snoring

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there anything that can be done for snoring other than using a CPAP machine? I've tried using one for the past year, and while my wife says it does prevent me from snoring, I can't sleep comfortably with it on. ANSWER: Although...