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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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Tuesday Q & A: Active surveillance reasonable approach for low-risk prostate cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 71, was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer last month. He is worried about the side effects of surgery and radiation, so he has instead decided to wait and see if the cancer progresses. His doctor agrees that he does not need to have treatment anytime [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Headaches that come with menstruation can be severe

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 38 and have headaches each month around the first day of my period. Over the last year or so they seem to be getting more severe and lasting longer — sometimes up to three days. Why might this be happening? Are there ways to prevent [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Some head lice can be resistant to over-the-counter treatments

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child’s school has had a lice outbreak for two months. The problem does not seem to be going away. Is it true that some types of lice are resistant to over-the-counter treatments? Are there more potent options to eliminate head lice? ANSWER: Although they are often [...]

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