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Weekend Wellness: Tracking headaches may help teen see patterns, avoid triggers

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 16, has had headaches off and on for the past year. Ibuprofen seems to help, and she says the headaches are not severe. But I am concerned that they are so frequent. What could be the cause of recurring headaches in teens?  ANSWER: Headaches in [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Carpal tunnel affects hands, symptoms differ from arthritis

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a job in which I make repetitive movements with my hand, and have had pain and numbness in my hand for years. I assumed it was due to osteoarthritis, which I was diagnosed with 20 years ago. But my doctor thinks it may be carpal [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Children can get hand-foot-and-mouth disease more than once

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best ways to treat a toddler who has hand-foot-and-mouth disease? Does she need to be seen by a doctor? Does having it once mean she will not get it again? ANSWER: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by a virus. It usually leads to mild illness [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Communicate With Provider for Effective Plan Treating Depression

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon after starting on antidepressants should I begin to feel better? What type of changes will I notice? It has been three weeks and I don’t feel like my depression has lessened. If anything, it seems to be getting worse. Do I need to try another [...]

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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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