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Emergency essentials: Putting together a survival kit
FirstAid | Updated on September 14, 2019
Keeping emergency essentials handy helps you respond safely if trouble strikes. Learn how to assemble a survival kit for your home.
Need a snack? Go nuts!
HealthTip | Updated on November 14, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Hypoxemia (low blood oxygen)
Symptom | Updated on December 1, 2018
Hypoxemia: Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes, treatment of low blood oxygen.
5 ways to stop an anxiety spiral
Article | Updated on December 12, 2019
Anxiety can make you feel out of control of your thoughts. Try these strategies that can help keep moments of anxiety from becoming spirals.
Telehealth: Technology meets health care
Article | Updated on May 15, 2020
From patient portals to wearable monitoring devices, telehealth gives you the tools to better manage your health. Are you taking advantage of these tools?
Chicken soup: Can it treat a cold?
HealthTip | Updated on June 27, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Aspergillosis
Disease | Updated on February 5, 2020
This fungal lung infection is caused by inhaling certain mold spores. It may be serious in those with asthma or other chronic lung diseases.
Cellulitis
Disease | Updated on February 6, 2020
Find out more about this potentially serious skin infection and how a few simple skin care tips can help prevent it.
Slide show: Root canal treatment
SlideShow | Updated on January 2, 2015
Root canal — Learn how root canal treatment works and can save your tooth.
Blood thinners: Can I still get blood clots?
Answer | Updated on May 15, 2020
Blood thinners must be taken exactly as directed to prevent blood clots.
Wilson's syndrome: An accepted medical diagnosis?
Answer | Updated on November 17, 2020
The existence of Wilson's syndrome — often described as mild or subclinical hypothyroidism — is controversial.
Hepatitis C: How common is sexual transmission?
Answer | Updated on November 8, 2019
Although hepatitis C is highly contagious, the risk of sexual transmission is very low.
Rabies
Disease | Updated on December 6, 2019
Learn about this deadly virus that most often spreads to people through the bite of an infected animal.
Intracranial venous malformations
Disease | Updated on August 14, 2020
Intracranial venous malformations are abnormally enlarged veins in your brain. Find out more about diagnosis and treatment of this neurological condition.
Myoclonus
Disease | Updated on December 18, 2020
These uncontrollable jerking motions, which include normal hiccups and "sleep starts," can be disabling when caused by an underlying health condition.
Pseudotumor cerebri
Disease | Updated on September 11, 2019
Headaches and vision loss can result from this increased pressure inside your brain that occurs with no obvious reason.
Bursitis
Disease | Updated on July 31, 2020
Bursitis is the painful inflammation of small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. Ice can ease symptoms.
Toothache: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on June 8, 2018
Until you see a dentist, use floss to remove any food particles, take an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever, and apply an OTC antiseptic to the gum area.
Night leg cramps
Symptom | Updated on December 9, 2020
Night leg cramps: Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes of this painful symptom.
Chronic diarrhea: A concern after gallbladder removal?
Answer | Updated on December 10, 2019
Diarrhea is fairly common after gallbladder removal. Find out what to expect.
Nausea and vomiting
Symptom | Updated on June 16, 2020
Motion sickness and drinking alcohol are among the many common causes of nausea and vomiting. Serious diseases can also have this effect.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Disease | Updated on May 22, 2020
GERD, in which stomach acid moves into the esophagus, causes discomfort and may lead to precancerous changes in the lining of the esophagus.
Uveitis
Disease | Updated on June 13, 2020
Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation that can cause pain, redness and blurry vision. Prompt treatment is important.
Spinal cord injury
Disease | Updated on September 17, 2019
Learn more about what happens after your spinal cord has been damaged.
Warfarin side effects: Watch for interactions
Article | Updated on February 6, 2020
Warfarin side effects are dangerous and put you at risk of heavy bleeding. Learn more about what to watch for and how you can prevent side effects from occurring.
Manage your health and time while balancing work demands
Answer | Updated on August 28, 2020
Get tips to manage your health, stay focused, and use your time well while dealing with job pressures and demands.
Is the keto diet for you? A Mayo expert weighs in
Article | Updated on January 3, 2020
The ketogenic diet is all about eating the right foods in the right proportions. When you get it right, it'll trigger your body to start burning stored fat.
Dengue fever
Disease | Updated on November 18, 2020
Learn how to identify the symptoms of this serious, mosquito-borne infection and how to protect yourself from infection.
Leukoplakia
Disease | Updated on March 6, 2018
Leukoplakia appears as thickened, white patches on your gums, cheeks and bottom of your mouth that can't be scraped off.
Lymphocytosis (high lymphocyte count)
Symptom | Updated on July 12, 2019
A temporary increase in certain white blood cells, called lymphocytes, is normal after an infection. Too high a count can mean something more serious.
Macrocytosis: What causes it?
Answer | Updated on April 27, 2019
Enlarged red blood cells (macrocytosis) can be due to many factors.
Mayo Clinic Minute: Arteriovenous malformation or AVM
Video | Updated on June 14, 2018
Learn more about the symptoms of a brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM), and the treatments available for these tangled blood vessels.
Cholecystitis
Disease | Updated on August 28, 2020
Cholecystitis is gallbladder inflammation. Learn the causes, symptoms, complications and treatment.
Presbyopia
Disease | Updated on September 30, 2020
Have you noticed — yet — having to hold books at arm's length to read them? Find out what options are available when it happens.
Anthrax
Disease | Updated on May 15, 2020
Learn about the symptoms and risks of anthrax, a rare but deadly bacterial disease that's been used in bioterrorism.
Ease the pain of leg cramps
HealthTip | Updated on March 3, 2021
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
High cholesterol
Disease | Updated on July 13, 2019
You need some cholesterol in your blood to build healthy cells. But high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. Lifestyle changes can help.
Aortic valve stenosis
Disease | Updated on February 26, 2021
Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of this condition, which reduces or blocks blood flow from the heart to the body.
Does atrial fibrillation run in families?
Answer | Updated on March 30, 2021
Atrial fibrillation is a common heart disorder that may sometimes be inherited. Find out more.
Allergy-proof your home
Article | Updated on November 24, 2020
Here's a room-by-room guide to reducing allergy-triggering dust, mold, pollen and pet dander in your home.
Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
Disease | Updated on May 15, 2019
Learn more about why you might get diarrhea while taking antibiotics, as well as how to treat or prevent this uncomfortable and sometimes serious problem.
Polio
Disease | Updated on December 1, 2020
Learn more about this contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes nerve injury leading to paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death.
Trampoline jumping: Safe for kids?
Answer | Updated on March 10, 2020
Trampoline jumping can be fun but poses a high risk of injury for children.
What are legumes, anyway?
HealthTip | Updated on October 16, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
A new way to enjoy fresh fruit
HealthTip | Updated on August 19, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Your guide to a healthy (and tasty!) Thanksgiving dinner
Article | Updated on August 14, 2020
Thanksgiving doesn't have to be a heavy, fat-laden affair. By making some simple swaps when cooking, you can significantly cut calories — without sacrificing flavor.
Migraines: Simple steps to head off the pain
Article | Updated on September 22, 2020
Migraines may be less frequent and less severe with these self-care strategies.
Phantosmia: What causes olfactory hallucinations?
Answer | Updated on July 10, 2020
Phantosmia is often due to a head injury or upper respiratory infection.
Water breaking: Understand this sign of labor
Article | Updated on July 16, 2019
Is your water breaking? Find out how to tell and what's next.
2nd trimester pregnancy: What to expect
Article | Updated on February 27, 2020
Second trimester pregnancy often brings welcome relief from nausea, breast tenderness and other pregnancy symptoms.
Incompetent cervix
Disease | Updated on July 25, 2019
Sometimes the cervix opens and thins early, making it unable to support a pregnancy. Learn more about this difficult-to-diagnose condition.
Panic attacks and panic disorder
Disease | Updated on May 4, 2018
Learn about effective treatment for sudden episodes of intense fear that trigger severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause.
Headache
Symptom | Updated on June 3, 2020
Headache: Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes of this painful symptom.
Muscle pain
Symptom | Updated on March 27, 2021
Muscle pain: Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes of this symptom.
Video: What happens during obstructive sleep apnea?
Video | Updated on May 21, 2019
Sleep apnea — Watch this video to see how snoring and obstructive sleep apnea occur.
Alzheimer's disease: Anticipating end-of-life needs
Article | Updated on April 23, 2020
Alzheimer's challenges multiply near the end of life. Consider tips on how to prepare.
Cancer pain: Relief is possible
Article | Updated on February 12, 2021
Learn what causes cancer pain and how you can work with your doctor to ensure your cancer pain is controlled.
Self-care approaches to treating pain
Article | Updated on October 31, 2017
If you've started needing ibuprofen, acetaminophen or other over-the-counter pain medications daily, consider adding these self-care approaches — and work with your doctor to form a safe, sustainable plan.
Opioids and other drugs: What to watch for
Answer | Updated on January 18, 2020
Certain medications interact with opioids, making them more dangerous and increasing the risk of accidental overdose. Learn the signs of an emergency.
Stroke rehabilitation: What to expect as you recover
Article | Updated on April 17, 2019
Stroke rehabilitation is important for recovery after stroke. Learn about the physical, cognitive and other therapies used in stroke rehabilitation.
Urinary incontinence surgery in women: The next step
Article | Updated on January 29, 2020
Learn what's involved in surgery to treat stress incontinence and overactive bladder, including risks and things to consider before deciding on surgery.
Episiotomy: When it's needed, when it's not
Article | Updated on August 25, 2020
Planning a vaginal delivery? Understand why an episiotomy might be necessary.
Lice
Disease | Updated on May 23, 2020
Learn how to get rid of these tiny, wingless, parasitic insects and keep them from coming back.
Lichen sclerosus
Disease | Updated on October 10, 2020
Learn more about the causes, symptoms, complications, treatment and self-care tips for this blotchy skin condition that affects the genital and anal areas.
Neurodermatitis
Disease | Updated on September 18, 2020
Learn more about this itchy skin condition that can disrupt your sleep and daily activities. Successful treatment depends on resisting the urge to scratch.
Livedo reticularis: When is it a concern?
Answer | Updated on June 5, 2020
Livedo reticularis is a vascular condition characterized by purplish mottling of the skin.
White patch on skin: A cause for concern?
Answer | Updated on August 28, 2019
A small white patch on skin may have several causes, including eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo.
Psoriasis treatment: Can fish oil supplements reduce symptoms?
Answer | Updated on December 3, 2019
Psoriasis treatment — Fish oil supplements may be helpful, but use caution.
Hydrated skin: Does drinking water help?
Answer | Updated on November 21, 2020
Understand the role water plays in keeping skin healthy.
The best foods for healthy skin
Answer | Updated on December 17, 2019
A healthy diet might promote healthy skin. Consider these skin-friendly foods.
Shaving hair: Does shaved hair grow back thicker?
Answer | Updated on August 7, 2019
Contrary to popular belief, shaving unwanted hair doesn't make it grow back thicker.
Scalp psoriasis vs. seborrheic dermatitis: What's the difference?
Answer | Updated on October 2, 2020
Scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can be difficult to differentiate.
Video: 3 things you didn't know about cold sores
Video | Updated on June 17, 2020
Cold sores on the lips can be embarrassing and tough to hide. Most people who are infected with the virus that causes cold sores never develop symptoms.
Mayo Clinic Minute: Shining the light on SPF in sunscreen
Video | Updated on May 24, 2019
Find out what SPF means and what SPF to look for in your sunscreen.
Don't save leftover pain pills
HealthTip | Updated on October 31, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Weight training: Do's and don'ts of proper technique
Article | Updated on November 26, 2020
Weight training may look easy — but for best results, proper technique is essential.
Buying athletic shoes? Check your arch
HealthTip | Updated on January 1, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
The best foods to fuel a workout
Article | Updated on January 1, 2017
Know what to eat to fuel your fitness activities, including the best pre- and post-workout snacks.
Weightlifting belt: Do I need one?
Answer | Updated on September 1, 2020
For most strength training enthusiasts, there's no need to invest in a weightlifting belt.
Video: Triceps kickback with resistance tubing
Video | Updated on March 11, 2021
The triceps kickback targets the back of the upper arm. See how it's done.
Video: Calf raise with dumbbell
Video | Updated on January 12, 2021
The calf raise targets the calf muscles in the legs. See how it's done.
Video: Plank with fitness ball
Video | Updated on March 26, 2019
You can do many core exercises with a fitness ball. See the plank.
Love to golf? Protect your elbows
HealthTip | Updated on October 10, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Ganglion cyst
Disease | Updated on December 30, 2020
Ganglion cysts — Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment of lumps on wrist, hand or foot.
Bunions
Disease | Updated on October 22, 2019
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Learn more about the causes and treatments of this sometimes painful disorder.
Patellar tendinitis
Disease | Updated on October 16, 2019
Jumper's knee — a common knee injury — affects the tendon that stretches from the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone.
Sprains
Disease | Updated on September 25, 2020
A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. Ice and elevation can help.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Can diet affect symptoms?
Answer | Updated on December 10, 2019
Do different diets affect rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?
Mangosteen juice: Can it relieve arthritis pain?
Answer | Updated on October 7, 2020
Some marketers claim mangosteen juice has anti-inflammatory benefits. Find out what the research says.
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)
Disease | Updated on December 8, 2018
Also called dysthymia, this chronic form of depression may cause you to lose interest in life, feel hopeless, lack productivity and have low self-esteem.
Obstructive sleep apnea
Disease | Updated on June 5, 2019
Learn the signs that point to this common and potentially serious sleep disorder and find out the treatments that can help you sleep better.
Smoking: Does it cause wrinkles?
Answer | Updated on November 19, 2020
Smoking leads to premature skin aging — and more wrinkles.
Health issues for lesbians and women who have sex with women
Article | Updated on October 10, 2017
Understand primary health concerns for lesbians and women who have sex with women — and how to promote good health.
Asthma
Disease | Updated on August 11, 2020
Find out what can trigger asthma and how to relieve your symptoms and breathe easier.
Cancer risk: What the numbers mean
Article | Updated on January 15, 2020
The news is full of reports about cancer risk, but what does it all mean for you? Find out how to interpret cancer statistics.
Cancer survivors: Reconnecting with loved ones after treatment
Article | Updated on October 23, 2020
Having trouble navigating relationships now that your cancer treatment is over? Here's how to tackle common issues with friends and family.
Monoclonal antibody drugs for cancer: How they work
Article | Updated on September 20, 2019
Monoclonal antibody drugs — How monoclonal antibodies are being used in cancer treatment.
Stroke: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on October 23, 2020
A stroke requires immediate medical attention. Find out how to remember the warning signs.
Heatstroke: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on April 1, 2020
How to recognize and provide first-aid treatment for heatstroke.
Neuroendocrine tumors
Disease | Updated on September 16, 2020
Learn about the types of tumors that make up this group of rare cancers. Find out about symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments.
High-frequency hearing loss: Can hearing aids help?
Answer | Updated on November 26, 2020
Today's hearing aids are effective for all types of hearing loss — including high-frequency hearing loss.
Alzheimer's: Can a head injury increase my risk?
Answer | Updated on April 20, 2019
Some research indicates a link between head injuries and Alzheimer's disease. So what's your risk?
Botox injections: Can they relieve arthritis pain?
Answer | Updated on August 7, 2019
Botox injections into arthritic joints may help reduce pain and improve function. The medicine works by interfering with the transmission of pain signals.
Grieving process: Is crying required?
Answer | Updated on May 15, 2020
Crying is often an important part of the grieving process — but not always.
Alzheimer's nose spray: New Alzheimer's treatment?
Answer | Updated on June 6, 2019
Alzheimer's nose spray shows promise, but more research is needed.
Menus for heart-healthy eating: Cut the fat and salt
Article | Updated on January 9, 2019
Use these menus to jump-start your heart-healthy diet.
Cholesterol medications: Consider the options
Article | Updated on February 2, 2021
Cholesterol medications might help lower your cholesterol levels. Here are some options.
Chest pain: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on January 26, 2018
What first-aid steps to take if you or someone else has chest pain.
Placenta accreta
Disease | Updated on June 9, 2020
During pregnancy, if part of the placenta grows too far into the uterine wall, it can remain attached after childbirth, causing severe maternal blood loss.
HPV infection: A cause of cancer in men?
Answer | Updated on August 21, 2020
Learn what types of cancer HPV can cause in men, and how you can reduce your risk.
Breast cancer radiation: Can it cause dry skin?
Answer | Updated on March 20, 2021
Dry skin after breast cancer radiation is fairly common. These suggestions may help.
Essure discontinued: What does that mean for you?
Answer | Updated on October 16, 2020
The Essure system — a birth control device that led to permanent sterilization in women — was pulled from the market in 2019.
Breast lumps
Symptom | Updated on November 26, 2020
A breast lump can result from a harmless condition. Or it could be cancer. Understand breast lump causes and when you need to see a doctor.
Video: The epidural block
Video | Updated on February 23, 2021
Understand this anesthesia for labor and birth.
Obesity
Disease | Updated on November 18, 2020
Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
Caffeine: Does it affect blood sugar?
Answer | Updated on April 3, 2020
For some people with diabetes, as much as one cup of coffee can cause higher or lower blood sugar levels. Learn how caffeine affects your blood sugar.
Nasal spray addiction: Is it real?
Answer | Updated on December 12, 2020
Nasal spray 'addiction' isn't really an addiction at all. Learn more.
High blood pressure dangers: Hypertension's effects on your body
Article | Updated on November 19, 2019
High blood pressure can cause other health complications. Find out more about these complications.
Blood pressure cuff: Does size matter?
Answer | Updated on January 14, 2020
Accurate blood pressure readings depend on the proper size blood pressure cuff.
Moisturizers: Options for softer skin
Article | Updated on October 18, 2019
Here's what you need to know about selecting and using moisturizers to prevent and treat dry skin and also help with other skin conditions.
Sunscreen smarts: What's your SPF IQ?
HealthTip | Updated on May 21, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Spray tanning? Hold your breath
HealthTip | Updated on May 24, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Electrical shock: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on July 14, 2020
How to administer first aid for electrical shock.
Nickel allergy
Disease | Updated on May 10, 2019
Nickel allergy, often caused by nickel in jewelry, is a form of contact dermatitis. Things like coins and zippers may also provoke nickel allergy.
Pregnancy diet: Focus on these essential nutrients
Article | Updated on December 19, 2019
Find out how to pack your pregnancy diet with these essential nutrients, including folate, iron and vitamin D.
High blood pressure and pregnancy: Know the facts
Article | Updated on October 7, 2020
Concerned about high blood pressure during pregnancy? Find out what you can do to reduce your risk of complications.
Penis health: Identify and prevent problems
Article | Updated on April 19, 2019
Understand the factors that affect penis health and how to identify problems.
Pet therapy: Animals as healers
Article | Updated on September 15, 2020
Pet therapy isn't just fun and games. A growing field, animal-assisted therapy has proven health benefits.
Metabolism and weight loss: How you burn calories
Article | Updated on November 10, 2020
Learn if your metabolism influences weight loss — or weight gain.
Vagina: What's normal, what's not
Article | Updated on February 11, 2020
Vaginal health is important. Use this information to protect your vaginal health and spot potential problems.
Empty nest syndrome
Article | Updated on April 14, 2020
Understand how to deal with sadness after your last child leaves home.
Oral health: A window to your overall health
Article | Updated on June 4, 2019
Find out about the connection between your oral health and overall health.
Fertility preservation: Understand your options before cancer treatment
Article | Updated on September 19, 2019
Know what you can do to preserve your fertility before cancer treatment.
Counting calories: Get back to weight-loss basics
Article | Updated on December 8, 2020
Calories count — Try these calorie-cutting basics to get a handle on your weight.
Glycemic index diet: What's behind the claims
Article | Updated on August 25, 2020
Find out about the glycemic index diet — an eating plan based on how food affects blood sugar levels.
Vitamin C: An essential nutrient
HealthTip | Updated on March 18, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Need more fiber? Take 3 steps
HealthTip | Updated on January 6, 2021
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Tooth flossing 101
HealthTip | Updated on June 6, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Time to cut back on caffeine?
HealthTip | Updated on August 13, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Fitness: Take it 1 step at a time
HealthTip | Updated on January 15, 2021
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Weight loss: Set a realistic goal
HealthTip | Updated on December 18, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Starting an exercise program: Take time to rest
HealthTip | Updated on October 24, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Too busy to exercise? Get up earlier
HealthTip | Updated on October 16, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Holidays don't have to break the bank
HealthTip | Updated on October 29, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Is sea salt healthier than table salt?
HealthTip | Updated on September 24, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
5 ways to sleep more soundly
Article | Updated on December 8, 2016
If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, take note of your sleep patterns for a couple of weeks. Then try these five strategies for better sleep.
Simple steps for cutting sugar from your diet
Article | Updated on August 14, 2020
Eating too many sweets can lead to a variety of health problems. Curb your consumption by getting smarter about the sources of sugar in your diet.
Change your mind to grow
Article | Updated on March 10, 2021
Facing challenges or criticism with a growth mindset will help you overcome those pesky negative thoughts, increase your resiliency and bounce back more quickly from setbacks.
The best ways to bounce back after a tough workout
Article | Updated on November 1, 2018
If you're not doing the right things post-workout, you may not be getting the most out of your efforts.
How to focus on the present for long-term progress
Article | Updated on May 29, 2019
Sometimes, the big picture can make your head spin. Here's how to let go of worries about the future for a minute and set yourself up for real progress.
Infertility
Disease | Updated on July 25, 2019
Find out about the challenges of infertility, when to see a doctor, causes, risk factors, and treatments including insemination and in vitro fertilization.
Vaginitis
Disease | Updated on November 13, 2019
Vaginal discharge and itching can accompany yeast infection and other types of vaginitis. Recognize signs and symptoms and learn when to seek treatment.
Female sexual dysfunction
Disease | Updated on December 17, 2020
Learn more about female sexual difficulties — what causes them and possible treatments, including medications.
Insomnia: How do I stay asleep?
Answer | Updated on August 23, 2019
Frequent waking is a common form of insomnia. Here's how to fall asleep again.
Passive-aggressive behavior: What are the red flags?
Answer | Updated on July 20, 2019
Passive-aggressive behavior — A Mayo Clinic specialist explains the signs of this indirect way of expressing negative feelings.
Do infrared saunas have any health benefits?
Answer | Updated on June 12, 2020
How is an infrared sauna different from a traditional sauna? Light provides the heat.
Antidepressants: Which cause the fewest sexual side effects?
Answer | Updated on January 25, 2020
Sexual side effects are common with antidepressants in both men and women, but there are options to prevent or reduce such side effects.
Vegetarian diet: Can it help me control my diabetes?
Answer | Updated on November 19, 2020
Although switching to a vegetarian diet won't cure diabetes, it may offer some benefits.
High-protein diets: Are they safe?
Answer | Updated on July 2, 2020
Considering a high-protein diet for weight loss? Understand the precautions first.
Hypothyroidism and infertility: Any connection?
Answer | Updated on June 13, 2019
For women, there's sometimes a link between having an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) and infertility.
Blood clots during menstruation: A concern?
Answer | Updated on February 6, 2019
Blood clots during menstruation can be normal, but passing large clots may be a sign that something's wrong.
Ankle swelling during pregnancy: What helps?
Answer | Updated on August 7, 2020
Try these prevention and treatment tips for ankle swelling during pregnancy.
Exercise and illness: Work out with a cold?
Answer | Updated on February 7, 2020
Play it smart. Ease up on exercise if you have a cold.
Sperm: How long do they live after ejaculation?
Answer | Updated on August 11, 2020
After ejaculation, the life span of sperm depends on the circumstances.
Setbacks and criticism — Don't let them derail you
Answer | Updated on January 24, 2020
Setbacks can be part of life, but don't let them stop you from moving forward.
Tips for cutting costs of blood glucose test strips
Answer | Updated on June 6, 2020
If you have diabetes and you're frustrated with the high cost of blood glucose test strips, check out these options.
Diabetes and fasting: Can I fast during Ramadan?
Answer | Updated on March 27, 2021
Learn about fasting with diabetes during Ramadan, including potential risks and how to manage your diabetes.
Ultraprocessed foods: Convenience at what cost?
Answer | Updated on September 20, 2019
Ultraprocessed foods, such as frozen dinners, are staples for many Americans. Why do these convenience foods have a bad rep?
Slide show: Fetal ultrasound
SlideShow | Updated on November 10, 2020
Check out real ultrasound images, including an explanation of what you're seeing.
Seasonal affective disorder treatment: Choosing a light therapy box
Article | Updated on March 16, 2016
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) treatment — Get tips for choosing a light therapy box.
Get walking with this 12-week walking schedule
Article | Updated on February 15, 2019
Do you want the health benefits of aerobic exercise but need help getting started? Try this easy 12-week walking plan.
Blastocystis hominis
Disease | Updated on January 19, 2021
This microscopic organism is a parasite that can live in your digestive system. Whether it causes digestive problems isn't clear.
Colon cancer
Disease | Updated on March 16, 2021
Find out about symptoms and risk factors for colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer. Learn about treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery.
Thyroid cancer
Disease | Updated on January 21, 2020
Learn about thyroid cancer diagnosis and treatment, including thyroid surgery, radioactive iodine and thyroid hormone therapy.
Carotid artery disease
Disease | Updated on October 4, 2018
Learn about carotid artery disease symptoms, prevention and treatment options including stenting, angioplasty and carotid endarterectomy.
Gallbladder cancer
Disease | Updated on December 2, 2020
Learn about this cancer that begins in the gallbladder. Treatment typically involves surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be options.
Septoplasty
TestProcedure | Updated on August 14, 2019
Find out how this nose surgery can straighten the bone and cartilage separating your nostrils. This opens up your nasal passages, making breathing easier.
Peritoneal dialysis
TestProcedure | Updated on April 24, 2019
Learn how this treatment option for managing kidney failure may give you more flexibility than traditional dialysis.
MRI
TestProcedure | Updated on August 3, 2019
Learn more about how to prepare for this painless diagnostic test that creates detailed pictures of the inside of the body without using radiation.
Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
TestProcedure | Updated on August 9, 2019
Does your gallbladder need to come out? Find out what happens during a cholecystectomy — a common surgical procedure to remove your gallbladder.
Breast reconstruction with flap surgery
TestProcedure | Updated on December 29, 2020
Find out what to expect if you're considering breast reconstruction. Learn about the options, incuding TRAM, DIEP and latissimus dorsi flap procedures.
Active surveillance for prostate cancer
TestProcedure | Updated on November 5, 2019
Active surveillance for prostate cancer — Overview covers what to expect, risks of expectant management or watchful waiting for prostate cancer.
Nitric oxide test for asthma
TestProcedure | Updated on April 21, 2020
Nitric oxide tests aid in asthma diagnosis by measuring the nitric oxide gas in the air you exhale. High levels may indicate asthma.
Maze procedure
TestProcedure | Updated on February 5, 2020
Find out who may benefit from this procedure to correct a heart rhythm problem.
Ventricular tachycardia ablation
TestProcedure | Updated on February 23, 2021
Learn how heart doctors apply heat or cold energy from inside or outside the heart to treat abnormally fast and erratic heartbeats.
Whipple procedure
TestProcedure | Updated on June 3, 2020
Learn about traditional and minimally invasive Whipple procedure and other advanced surgeries that help people with pancreatic cancer.
Labor induction
TestProcedure | Updated on May 13, 2020
Understand what to expect during labor induction, including different techniques and possible risks.
Sleeve gastrectomy
TestProcedure | Updated on October 10, 2020
Learn about sleeve gastrectomy, a type of weight-loss surgery that involves removing part of the stomach to make it smaller.
Endoscopic mucosal resection
TestProcedure | Updated on January 9, 2021
Endoscopic mucosal resection, a procedure to remove abnormal tissue from the lining of the digestive tract, is used for both diagnosis and treatment.
Combination birth control pills
TestProcedure | Updated on December 17, 2020
Combination birth control pills, oral contraceptives that contain estrogen and progestin, keep you from ovulating.
Abdominal ultrasound
TestProcedure | Updated on March 30, 2021
Abdominal ultrasound is the preferred test to screen for an aortic aneurysm. But it may be done for other health reasons, too. Learn why and how it’s done.
Ankle-brachial index
TestProcedure | Updated on February 13, 2020
Find out more about this test for peripheral artery disease.
Arthroscopy
TestProcedure | Updated on July 31, 2020
Learn more about this procedure that uses a slim fiber-optic camera to diagnose and treat joint problems.
Chiropractic adjustment
TestProcedure | Updated on November 26, 2020
Chiropractors apply a controlled, sudden force to individual spinal joints to improve mobility and relieve discomfort.
Computerized tomography (CT) urogram
TestProcedure | Updated on June 11, 2015
Computerized tomography (CT) urogram — Overview covers definition, what to expect and results of this imaging test.
Cystoscopy
TestProcedure | Updated on January 5, 2021
During cystoscopy, your doctor examines the inside of your bladder using a special instrument that's inserted into the bladder through the urethra.
Dental exam
TestProcedure | Updated on April 24, 2019
Regular dental exams, which include teeth cleaning and evaluation for risk of problems, help protect your oral health.
Diaphragm
TestProcedure | Updated on February 11, 2020
The diaphragm can be inserted minutes or hours in advance of sex, and keeps working for up to a day — but doesn't protect against STIs.
Electromyography (EMG)
TestProcedure | Updated on May 21, 2019
Electromyography (EMG) is a procedure used to diagnose muscle or nerve dysfunction. Learn what to expect from your EMG.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
TestProcedure | Updated on October 28, 2020
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-known treatment for decompression sickness, but it has many surprising uses. Find out about why and how it's done.
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