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Work with your doctor to weigh pros, cons of treatment options for hyperthyroidism PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had hyperthyroidism for just over one year, and medication does not seem to keep it in check. I do not want to have my thyroid removed. But I’m nervous about radioactive iodine treatment, which is what was recommended. Is it safe? What are the risks?

Left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to weakness in fingers and thumb PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 October 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve had symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome for nearly a year, and it is starting to affect my work. How effective is treatment? What are the risks of not treating it? Will it continue to get worse, or does the damage level off at some point?     

Start with steps at home to ease anxiety in young child PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

My daughter is 11 and has always been a worrier, but it’s getting worse. She checks her planner multiple times each night to make sure she’s not forgetting any schoolwork, even though she is a great student. She often won’t participate in activities because she’s worried she will get hurt or won’t be able to do them well. Is there something I can do to help her, or do I need to take her to see a counselor? I don’t want to make it worse by making her feel like she has a problem.  

Do Your Homework Before Ordering Prescription Drugs Online PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 September 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it safe to order prescription drugs from an online pharmacy?

Exact cause of vocal cord paralysis often difficult to determine PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 55-year-old brother-in-law has developed a vocal cord palsy out of the blue. What can cause this and what can be done to restore his voice?  


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