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Tuesday Q and A: With painful bunions, try other measures before turning to surgery

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had bunions for years, but they have not 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 [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: Parkinson’s disease not the only cause of parkinsonism

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was originally diagnosed with Parkinson’s, but later it was determined he has atypical parkinsonism. What is the difference? What treatments work best for his condition? ANSWER: Your husband’s situation is not uncommon for people who have atypical parkinsonism. When symptoms of parkinsonism begin, the condition [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: Several treatments may be needed to eliminate plantar warts

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the best way to treat plantar warts to ensure they don’t come back?  I have them on my feet. At one point, I had them removed with freezing therapy, but they keep returning and even spreading. ANSWER: Freezing therapy, also called cryotherapy, is the most [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: Small risk of health problems in children with older fathers

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. But the influence of aging on fertility in men is not as significant as it is in women. [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Child's chronic cough may be symptom of asthma

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 8, has been coughing off-and-on at night for a few weeks and says his chest hurts, but he never complains about it during the day. Could he have asthma? How is it diagnosed? If it’s very mild, would he still need treatment? ANSWER: Based on [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Child with glasses should have regular eye exams to keep prescription up to date

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 11-year-old began wearing glasses for nearsightedness when he was 7. Since then his prescription has gotten steadily worse. He has needed new glasses about every eight to ten months. His optometrist says this is not uncommon. But I’m worried. Is there an age a child’s eyesight [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Living donor kidney donation starts with thorough medical evaluation

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the process for evaluating whether or not I am 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 will perform a [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: 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 have 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 [...]

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