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Weekend Wellness: Osteoporosis medications can have negative effect on bone healing after tooth extraction

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I need to have a tooth extracted. Because of my osteoporosis the dentist said I should go to an oral surgeon. Why is that important? How do I find out their qualifications? ANSWER: Removal of a tooth is usually a straightforward process that can be done by most [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Symptoms of sarcoidosis vary depending on organs affected

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am very healthy and active, but was recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis. My doctor said it may go away on its own, but I am worried it will worsen. How often should I see my doctor for monitoring the condition? What treatments do you recommend? ANSWER: Your doctor [...]

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Weekend Wellness: In most cases, tailbone pain goes away within a few months

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there anything that can be done for a tailbone that is painful? My mother is 70 and won’t go to the doctor even though she is miserable. She said there is nothing they can do for her. Shouldn’t a doctor be consulted in this case? ANSWER: [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Lifestyle changes and treatment options may help with snoring

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there anything that can be done for snoring other than using a CPAP machine? I have tried using one for the past year, and while my wife says it does prevent me from snoring, I cannot sleep comfortably with it on. ANSWER: Although they do reduce [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Treating or not treating unruptured brain aneurysm

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: During a recent MRI, my doctor detected a small, unruptured brain aneurysm. What could have caused this? How do you decide whether or not to treat an unruptured aneurysm? ANSWER: A brain aneurysm is a bulge or balloon in a blood vessel in the brain. If it [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Spells of dizziness a common problem with many possible causes

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 68 and have periodic spells of dizziness. They don’t last long and I don’t seem to have any other symptoms. Should I see a doctor? What might they indicate? ANSWER: Dizziness is a common problem with many possible causes. They can range from relatively minor issues, [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Many tests available to try to find reason for recurrent miscarriages

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 32 and have had one healthy pregnancy and baby. But over the past 18 months, I have had two miscarriages, both in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. My doctor does not recommend testing until after a third miscarriage. What do you recommend? What kind [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Early initial exam by orthodontist provides baseline assessment of child’s teeth, jaws

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What age is best for my 9-year-old daughter to be seen by an orthodontist? Some of her friends already have braces, but this seems very early to me, since she’s only lost a few teeth. ANSWER: Although many people associate braces with the teenage years, 9 years [...]

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