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For those with diabetes, smoking can increase complications PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 August 2014 00:00

Dear Mayo Clinic: Does smoking have an effect on diabetes?

Diagnosed early, stopping diabetic kidney disease may be possible PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 August 2014 00:00

Dear Mayo Clinic: My father was recently diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease. Is there a chance this can be reversed, or will he have it for life? What changes, if any, should he be making to his diet?

Variety of factors can raise risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother has had deep vein thrombosis twice. I’ve heard this condition can run in families. I’m a 38-year-old woman in good health. I exercise regularly and eat well. What can I do to lower my risk of developing DVT?

“Frozen shoulder” develops slowly and can take months to heal PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve had pain in my right shoulder for a few weeks that has been getting worse rather than better, even though I’m letting it rest. I have read the term “frozen shoulder” – could that be what I have? What causes it? Should I see my doctor, or will it eventually heal on its own?  

Early treatment following stroke dramatically decreases risk of permanent brain damage PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: If you get to the hospital quickly after having a stroke and get treatment right away, does that mean there won’t be any of the typical after-effects of a stroke?


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