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    Think you’ve tried every migraine medication? Think again.

    Amaal Starling, M.D.
    Migraine is an all-too-common and potentially disabling disorder. Migraine attacks can cause severe throbbing head pain or pulsing sensations, as well as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Some treatments stop symptoms of a migraine attack (acute, or as-needed treatment) and other long-term treatments decrease the frequency and…
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    To prevent running injuries, avoid these common mistakes

    Jeffrey E. Carson, P.T., D.P.T.
    If you’re a long-distance runner, you’re probably no stranger to running injuries. Up to 90% of long-distance runners experience at least one running injury every year. Recent research has found that the best predictors of running injuries are prior injury, body weight, gender, experience, running form and the amount of…
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    Do collagen and biotin supplements work?

    Lisa Mejia, R.D.N., LD/N
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements are promoted for healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available…
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    Menopause: The change that can add challenges to diabetes management

    Menopause and the years before it, or perimenopause, may add some challenges for women who have diabetes. The hormones estrogen and progesterone affect how your cells respond to insulin. After menopause, changes in your hormone levels can trigger fluctuations in your blood sugar level. You may notice that your blood sugar level changes more…
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    Genetic material in COVID-19 vaccines: Can I avoid it?

    Mary J. Kasten, M.D.
    Last week, I met my sister and her friend for a walk around a lake in the spring weather. As we chatted, I learned that her friend has been skeptical — like many — about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Because she knows that I’m an infectious disease specialist, she had…
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    What are barriers to cancer screening and what can you do about them?

    Jane W. Njeru, M.B., Ch.B.
    You might not be particularly excited when your doctor mentions that you’re due for a mammogram or Pap smear — but these tests have more than proved their worth. Mammograms and Pap smears — along with other procedures such as colonoscopies — are known as cancer screening tests. They can…
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    Endometrial ablation for endometriosis

    Christopher C. DeStephano, M.D.
    Q: I’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis and have heavy menstrual bleeding. My health care provider said I should consider endometrial ablation. A friend told me it might be problematic because I’m only in my late 20s and it could affect my ability to have kids down the road. What do I…
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    How to prep for a specialist visit

    Find out how Mayo Clinic specialists themselves recommend preparing for your visit so you feel both ready and a little more relaxed.
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    Breast cancer radiotherapy and treatment innovations

    The type of breast cancer a person has and how far it has spread determine the appropriate treatment. Previously, a patient with breast cancer might have received 5 to 6 weeks of radiation therapy. But the approach is changing. “For many years, we had the understanding that giving a little bit of…