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  • 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...
  • Fatigue is a common problem for those with Crohn's disease

    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 common...
  • 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...
  • Minimalist shoes a good choice for some runners, but not right for everyone

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are minimalist shoes safe for running? I can't seem to find other shoes that work well for me, but I'm worried that I'm going to do long-term damage to my feet if I wear minimalist shoes. ANSWER: Minimalist shoes, also known as barefoot...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • '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...