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Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic
Medical Edge is to other health columns what Mayo Clinic is to other hospitals-virtually unmatched. This Q&A column offers the wisdom and guidance of Mayo Clinic's team of highly specialized physicians, clinicians, specialists and laboratory workers. The column covers a range of health issues and the latest medical thinking in the fields of cancer, heart disease, family medicine, neurology, pediatrics, surgery, women's health and others.
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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 8, is very afraid of thunderstorms. ANSWER: Fear of storms is common in children your son's age. Storms can be scary.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm an 85-year-old man who's had a postnasal drip problem since childhood.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For the past couple of weeks, my calves have been swollen. ANSWER: There are numerous causes of painless swelling of the legs. Edema is the result of a buildup of excess fluid in your tissues.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As the result of a sports injury, my 16-year-old daughter has chronic pain that has lasted for more than a year. ANSWER: Your daughter's pain may fade over time.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to be 30 pounds overweight and still be healthy? ANSWER: Weight is one important measure of health.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had hyperthyroidism for just over one year, and medication does not seem to keep it in check. ANSWER: Radioactive iodine is a safe, proven and effective treatment for hyperthyroidism.
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