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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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Weekend Wellness: Effective treatments available for menopausal women experiencing dryness

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 52 years old and have been menopausal for the last two years. I am experiencing some vaginal dryness. Is this normal? Is there anything that can be done for it? I have tried using over-the-counter lubricants and they don’t seem to help much. ANSWER: Vaginal [...]

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