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  • At Bellevue, a hospital reflects its changing world

    At Bellevue, a hospital reflects its changing world
    Yuzuro Yamamoto (not his real name) was a quiet Japanese man who knew only a handful of words in English, despite 30 years in America. He was a sturdy manual laborer, but over the last three weeks had been feeling weak. One hand on the abdomen was all it...
  • 7 Common Digestive Problems

    7 Common Digestive Problems
    There's something about digestive difficulties that makes them hard to discuss in polite company -- which leaves many of us suffering one problem or another in silence. Yet fixes can be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or taking over-the-...
  • Comeback kid

    Comeback kid
    Violinist Rachel Barton Pine-star attraction on this balmy night in Santa Fe--is stranded. She yearns to get up from the back-yard lawn chair where her husband has deposited her and stroll to a pool that's shimmering green-blue in the desert twilight....
  • Family doctoring -- it's a three-ring circus

    Family doctoring -- it's a three-ring circus
    SOMETIMES MY work as a doctor feels like a regular three-ring circus. Three rings under the big top, each with something compelling going on. You dare not take your eyes off ring No. 1 for fear of missing something. But the lion tamer is strolling into...
  • Turning fat into muscle

    Turning fat into muscle
    There is a common myth that if you stop exercising, your muscle will turn to fat—but this is simply not true. That should be good news for those of you who might have fallen off the exercise wagon. Even better news for those who train with weights...
  • The Bikini Season Belly Battle

    The Bikini Season Belly Battle
    We would all love to fit into an itsy-bitsy bikini, but it gets frustrating when all those crunches don't even create a hint of a six-pack. The fact is there's no such thing as 'spot reduction'--fat or size reduction from a specific body part. While...
  • 3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

    3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture
    If you were to look at yourself in a full-length mirror right now, would your body be slumped with poor posture? If so, you might quickly sit up straight and pull your head and shoulders back but, in a minute or two, when you've forgotten about what you...
  • Treatment for Pelvic Floor Weakness Varies

    Treatment for Pelvic Floor Weakness Varies
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What do I need to know about pelvic floor weakness? How is it treated? ANSWER: For many women, pelvic problems begin with a feeling that something "down there" has fallen out of place. And that's exactly what may be occurring. Once...
  • A Measure of Risk

    A Measure of Risk
    The scene plays out repeatedly in Dr. George Griffing's Brentwood, Mo., office: big round bellies come through his exam-room door well before the rest of his patients' bodies. That's when Griffing, professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University...
  • Surgeries Can be Combined, But ...

    Surgeries Can be Combined, But ...
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and an inflamed gallbladder. Both are to the point where I'm considering surgery. I'd like to have both surgeries done at the same time. Can these be done together? ANSWER: The short answer to...
  • The Pain of Endometriosis

    The Pain of Endometriosis
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Brie-Anne Paterson has suffered from chronic pelvic pain for more than half her life. She was the girl in gym class curled up on the locker room floor, crying and clutching her abdomen. "I would just die the week of my period,"...
  • Nips & Tucks After Weight Loss

    Nips & Tucks After Weight Loss
    If you have sagging skin due to extreme and rapid weight loss—for example, following gastric bypass surgery—you may want to consider body contouring surgery to help you reduce, tighten, reshape and tone the excess flab and fat. What is Body...