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Weekend Wellness: Take steps to combat prediabetes and prevent its progression

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure prediabetes, or does being diagnosed with it mean you will either always have it or eventually become diabetic? ANSWER: Having prediabetes does not automatically mean you will go on to develop diabetes. But it is a warning sign. If you do not [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Carefully consider treatment options when diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just found out I have stage I breast cancer, and I’m trying to decide on the kind of surgery I’ll have. My doctor says I could have either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. I’m leaning toward a lumpectomy. But how do you know if a lumpectomy [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Numerous tests available to check heart function

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband is 82 years old. Over the past year he’s become very tired, and he sometimes gets short of breath. His doctor recommends he has tests to check his heart function. What are these tests, and what would they be looking for? ANSWER: Doctors can use [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Talk to doctor before taking stool softener for chronic constipation

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the long-term side effects of taking a stool softener daily? It is the only thing that keeps me regular, and when I have tried taking it every-other-day, it’s not effective. ANSWER: At this time, no research has examined the specific long-term side effects of taking [...]

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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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