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  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Resolutions Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer the following classes at its Belcher Pavilion (formerly Health Sciences Pavilion), seventh floor of the Doordan Institute, Annapolis. To register, visit aamcevents.com or call 443-481-5555. •...
  • Development of inguinal hernia usually related to increased pressure in abdomen

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes an inguinal hernia? Will I need surgery to repair it even if it's not painful? If so, what does the surgery involve? ANSWER: Although the cause isn't always apparent, an inguinal hernia occurs when a weakened area in your...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: New approach may be needed if current psoriasis treatment no longer effective

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes psoriasis, and what are the most effective treatments? I've tried a few without much success. ANSWER: The exact cause of psoriasis is tough to pinpoint. In general, the disease has a tendency to run in families, and...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Resolutions Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer the Mayo Clinic Diet. This 12-week workshop aims to help break unhealthy food habits. The program is led by a registered dietitian and cardiac rehabilitation specialist. Class will be held from 5:30 p.m....
  • Snorting Smarties: Eat. Don't snort. Unless you want nasal maggots

    Snorting Smarties: Eat. Don't snort. Unless you want nasal maggots
    Snorting Smarties is an actual thing on YouTube. Teenagers are filming themselves crushing the popular pastel-colored candy and snorting it. Snorting the candy isn't exactly new -- some of the videos on YouTube were posted as long as six years ago --...
  • Treatment for Tourette syndrome dependent on severity of symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last month, our 8-year-old son was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. What could have caused this? Is it hereditary? We have not decided on treatment yet, as we're trying to gather as much information as we can. What do you recommend?...
  • Painful bone spur in elbow may require surgery to restore mobility

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've recently been diagnosed with a cracked bone spur in my elbow. I'm in quite a bit of pain, and it's hard to move my elbow. My doctor recommends surgery. What does that involve, and how long is the recovery time? ANSWER: Surgery...
  • Harold Ramis' death puts vasculitis in the spotlight

    Harold Ramis' death puts vasculitis in the spotlight
    Thanks to the well-publicized death of actor/director Harold Ramis, the disease he suffered from — vasculitis — is getting more attention, which can help patients and doctors understand this elusive autoimmune disease. "His death was a...
  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency more common with increasing age

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that being deficient in vitamin B-12 is common. Should I take a supplement? I'm 78 and in good health. ANSWER: Vitamin B-12 deficiency is more common with increasing age, and affects 5 to 15 percent of adults. Some of...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: There are several choices available to treat degenerative hip disease in a younger patient

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 years old and have had constant pain in my right hip for two years. Last year, I was diagnosed with moderate degenerative hip disease. Medication managed my pain initially but is no longer effective. My doctor says the next step...
  • Returning to smoking not a safe way to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently quit smoking and ended up with a moderate ulcerative colitis flare. Could a short return to nicotine help with my symptoms? Are there any other recently discovered treatments for flare-ups? ANSWER: Studies have shown that...