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  • 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...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research is underway to predict who will develop Alzheimer's, but no test available yet

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard on the news that there was a test that can predict Alzheimer's disease three years before it occurs. If that's true, who should be tested, and is there some way you can change the course of the disease in three years?...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics, but treatment options are available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...
  • 2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done

    2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done
    Two drugs given to people who suffer migraines reduced the frequency of their headaches in early trials, scientists said. The test results “may potentially represent a new era in preventive therapy for migraine,” Dr. Peter Goadsby, an author...
  • Fitness Files: When it comes to walking, the nag knows best

    "Why don't you write about something you do really well?" my husband asked. Then he added, "Nagging." First of all, I don't nag, and second, on this particular morning, I hadn't said one thing. I just looked at him, standing in the kitchen,...
  • Age 9 not too young for a child to be seen by an orthodontist

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What age is best for my 9-year-old daughter to be seen by an orthodontist? Some of her friends already have braces, but this seems very early to me, since she's only lost a few teeth. ANSWER: Although many people associate braces with...
  • Apple shows off OSX 10 Yosemite, iOS 8 and new programming language

    Apple shows off OSX 10 Yosemite, iOS 8 and new programming language
    Apple Inc. announced updates to its mobile and desktop operating systems Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the updates were designed to help the company's devices "all work together in harmony....
  • Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000

    Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000
    WASHINGTON -- Imprisoned former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s projected release date is now Sept. 20, 2015, more than three months earlier than listed previously, federal officials confirmed Monday. In another development, Jackson has paid the $550,000...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: For some, supplement is necessary to ensure adequate iron intake

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 43-year-old woman recently diagnosed with iron deficiency. Tests show my ferritin is very low, but my hemoglobin is in the normal range. Isn't hemoglobin usually low if you don't have enough iron? Also, what's the best treatment...
  • Bleeding can be associated with diverticulitis, but isn't a common symptom

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with diverticulitis six months ago. I received antibiotics and have been feeling fine since the diagnosis. But over the past week, I've had blood in my stool. Could this be from the diverticulitis, or something else?...
  • 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...