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Weekend Wellness: Cardiac rehab beneficial for variety of heart disorders

Weekend Wellness: Cardiac rehab beneficial for variety of heart disorders

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What does cardiac rehab involve? Do you recommend it for everyone who’s had a heart attack, or only in certain cases? ANSWER: Cardiac rehabilitation is extremely beneficial for people with a variety of heart disorders. It involves a combination of medically supervised exercise, education and risk factor [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Ankylosing spondylitis symptom changes hard to predict

Weekend Wellness: Ankylosing spondylitis symptom changes hard to predict

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve had ankylosing spondylitis for years, and could usually get relief by just taking over-the-counter pain medicine. But lately the flares seem to be more frequent and painful. Is this common for the condition to worsen over time? What treatment should I try next, and is surgery [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Will diverticulitis come back?

Weekend Wellness: Will diverticulitis come back?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. It was treated and the symptoms went away, but I’m wondering what could have caused it? I’m a 52-year-old man with no other medical problems. Am I at an increased risk for developing diverticulitis again since I’ve had it before? ANSWER: [...]

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Weekend Wellness: In many cases, trigger finger can be safely and effectively corrected

Weekend Wellness: In many cases, trigger finger can be safely and effectively corrected

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My index finger is often stiff and sometimes makes a clicking sound when I move it. It even sometimes gets “stuck.” My doctor told me I have trigger finger and that I should rest it for a few weeks to see if it improves, but that’s been [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Gleason score indicates grade of prostate cancer

Weekend Wellness: Gleason score indicates grade of prostate cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 73 and just had a prostate biopsy that showed a malignant tumor with a Gleason score of 8. Is this an indication of an aggressive cancer and if so, what are my treatment options? ANSWER: Gleason score indicates the grade of your prostate cancer. The [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Breaking a smoking habit? Seek medical professional help

Weekend Wellness: Breaking a smoking habit? Seek medical professional help

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the most effective way to stopping my smoking habit of 20 years? I’ve tried the gum and it helped the cravings for a while, but not enough to get me to quit smoking. Even though I’m worried about what smoking is doing to my health, [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Hypoglycemia can lead to severe medical problems left untreated

Weekend Wellness: Hypoglycemia can lead to severe medical problems left untreated

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What could cause a person without diabetes to become hypoglycemic? Would keeping track of my blood levels throughout the day be beneficial? ANSWER: Diabetes and the medications people take for it are by far the most common causes of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. There are other [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Anesthesia can be tailored to each person’s potential risk of postoperative nausea

Weekend Wellness: Anesthesia can be tailored to each person’s potential risk of postoperative nausea

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am scheduled to have surgery in the next month and am worried about the nausea and vomiting that I previously experienced after anesthesia. Is there anything that can be done to avoid post-surgery nausea? ANSWER: It is normal to be concerned about postoperative nausea and vomiting. [...]

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