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Woman in need of kidney transplant spreading the word about organ donation
There are 100,000 people on the list for a kidney transplant
Medical Edge: Amalgam is a safe and durable choice for fillings
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it safe to have silver (amalgam) fillings, or should I have them replaced with composite? I’ve read that the silver fillings have mercury in them and can leak over time.
Medical Edge: Lifestyle changes a good first step in heartburn treatment
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Until recently, I’d never experienced heartburn, but now I seem to have it at least twice a week. Is it possible to prevent heartburn by avoiding certain foods?
Speaking of Health: Kidney-conscious decisions keep you healthy
Just like the rest of your organs, kidneys don’t last forever. In fact, according to the National Kidney Foundation, you lose about 1 percent of kidney function per year after age 40. There are lifestyle-induced factors that can expedite the loss of kidney function and lead to chronic kidney disease, which is the gradual loss of kidney function over the course of months or years.
Speaking of Health: Cervical cancer: Knowledge is protection
Genetics, environment and lifestyle choices influence the development of cervical cancer.
Medical Edge: Work through advance care planning process with people you trust
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Every time I go to my doctor I’m asked if I have an advance directive. What exactly is it, and at what age should I start thinking about this?
Medical Edge: Even the young and healthy benefit from flu vaccine
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m 28 and healthy. I’ve never gotten a flu shot and have never had the flu. Do I really need a flu vaccination?
Speaking of Health 2013: Healthy start to the New Year
Set smart goals, understand your motivators for new year health
SAD season: There’s a name for depression that sets in for some in winter months
Seasonal affective disorder, stress of holidays can be a problem
Medical Edge: Several conditions can increase risk of fatty liver disease
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease treatable?
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