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Lifestyle choices may help treat mild case of obstructive sleep apnea PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does having sleep apnea affect my health? Are there treatments that I can try for sleep apnea other than a CPAP machine?

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Reducing four white foods may make it easier to eat less, lose weight PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 March 2015 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m trying to lose weight, and a friend recently told me that cutting white bread and potatoes out of my diet completely will help. Is that true? If it is, what makes these foods so bad?

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Hospitals always in need of new blood donors PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 March 2015 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently received a call from a local blood donation center asking if I’d be willing to donate. I’d like to help, but I’ve never donated before and I’m nervous about it. I’m not a fan of needles, and I’m afraid I might faint. Also, is there really that big of a need for donated blood on a regular basis?

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For those with diabetes, smoking can increase complications PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

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

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Successful pancreas transplant can restore body’s ability to secrete insulin PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 February 2015 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 31 and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7. She had a baby three months ago, and her blood sugar levels were never really controlled. Doctors tested her kidney function and said there is “a little damage” but nothing to worry about. They said a pancreas transplant might be an option. How risky is this? What medications will she need to take following the transplant?

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