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  • Be sure to include your teenage son when discussing changes in his behavior

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 14-year-old son is going through puberty and has become withdrawn and non-conversational. When should I become concerned about the possibility of depression at this stage of life? Is it unwise to push him to join in family chats and...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Living donor kidney donation starts with thorough medical evaluation

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the process for evaluating whether or not I'm a good candidate to donate one of my kidneys? How long is recovery for the donor? ANSWER: The first step is to contact the transplant center where the donation would take place. They...
  • 15 million reasons for Hopkins fight [Commentary]

    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.  On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...
  • Risk of increased health problems in children with older father appears to be small

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does paternal age affect fertility? Can the age of the father have an impact on the baby's health? ANSWER: Age can have an effect on a man's fertility. However, the influence of aging on fertility in men is not as significant as...
  • New treatments for dry eyes may provide relief when standard treatments fail

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes dry eyes? Is there an effective treatment other than constantly using eye drops to keep them moist? ANSWER: Dry eyes happen when your eyes don't make enough tears, or when those tears are poor quality. Treatment of dry...
  • 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...
  • Dizziness a common problem with many possible causes

    Dizziness a common problem with many possible causes
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 68 and have periodic spells of dizziness. They don't last long and I don't seem to have any other symptoms. Should I see a doctor? What might these spells indicate? ANSWER: Dizziness is a common problem with many possible causes....
  • Child's chronic cough may be symptom of asthma

    Child's chronic cough may be symptom of asthma
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 8-year-old son has been coughing off-and-on at night for a few weeks and says his chest hurts, but he never complains about this during the day. Could he have asthma? How is it diagnosed? If it's very mild, would he still need...
  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: GERD a more severe form of acid reflux

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do I know if what I have is acid reflux or GERD? Are treatments the same for both? I've had what I would describe as heartburn for years and it's getting worse as I age. ANSWER: Acid reflux happens when stomach acid flows back up...
  • Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis

    Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis
    Scientists can't predict what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a mysterious and painful autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. But they're targeting an intriguing new suspect: the trillions of microbes living and working inside the gut....