For Most, Lifestyle Changes Are a Good First Step in Heartburn Treatment
Monday, 18 March 2013 00:00
Dear Mayo Clinic: Until recently I'd never experienced heartburn, but now I seem to have it at least twice a week. I would like to avoid taking over-the-counter medications. Is it possible to prevent heartburn by avoiding certain foods?
Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis in Children is Critical to Ensure Proper Growth
Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:00
Dear Mayo Clinic: My 16-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Are the treatments safe for her growing body? Will the condition most likely remain mild, or will it get worse as she gets older?
Dear Mayo Clinic: I am newly pregnant and not looking forward to the terrible morning sickness I experienced with my first two pregnancies. There were weeks when it felt like I could not keep any food down. What causes morning sickness? Is there any way to prevent it? At what point should I be seen by a physician?
Take Vitamin Supplements with Caution: Some May Actually Cause Harm
Monday, 04 March 2013 05:01
Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it true that a large study found that most vitamin supplements may actually do more harm than good? What supplements should I avoid? Which are worth taking? I am 67 and in good health.