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Weekend Wellness: Minimalist shoes not right for everyone

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are minimalist shoes safe for running? I can’t seem to find other shoes that work well for me, but I’m worried that I’m going to do long-term damage to my feet if I wear minimalist shoes. ANSWER: Minimalist shoes, also known as barefoot shoes, can be a [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Cause of ischemic colitis often unclear

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What exactly is ischemic colitis? Do doctors know what causes it? ANSWER: Ischemic colitis occurs when blood flow to part of the large intestine (colon) is reduced due to one of two reasons: either there is a blocked or narrowed blood vessel (occlusive), or there is a [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Blood pressure - both numbers are important to overall health

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a high systolic (top number) blood pressure, but my diastolic (bottom number) is normal. What does this mean? Is it considered high blood pressure? Do I need any treatment? ANSWER: When measuring blood pressure, both numbers are important to your overall health. If your systolic [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Endometrial ablation generally a safe, low-risk procedure

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 37 years old. Over the past 18 months, my periods have become extremely heavy. I’ve gone through an evaluation, and my doctor recommends an endometrial ablation. What does this procedure involve? Will I still have a period every month afterward? What are the risks of [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Family history of kidney stones increases risk

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My family has a history of kidney stones, and I would like to prevent them if possible. What should I do to keep from getting kidney stones? Are there foods or drinks I should avoid? ANSWER: A family history of kidney stones does increase your risk of [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Rotator cuff injury involving torn tendon may require surgery

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a rotator cuff tear that isn’t getting better despite physical therapy. My shoulder is painful and weak, and I have trouble raising my arm. At what point should I consider surgery? How likely is the surgery to completely relieve the pain and fix the problem? [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Treatment helpful if essential tremor affects daily activities

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father-in-law, husband and daughter all have essential tremor. My husband has never needed treatment, since the tremor is quite mild. But my daughter was just diagnosed at 41, and her symptoms seem to really bother her. What are the treatment options for essential tremor? ANSWER: Essential [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Fatigue a common problem for those with Crohn’s disease

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease nearly a year ago. The medication I am on seems to take care of most of my symptoms. But I am often extremely tired. Is there anything that can be done to help with fatigue from Crohn’s? ANSWER: Fatigue is a [...]

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