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    Forget Photoshop: Learn to embrace the unique and real you

     “You look like you gained some weight.” This comment by a family member instantly made me feel self-conscious. It was around the holidays, and instead of enjoying the company of loved ones, I found myself eyeing each side dish like an adversary. While passing by mirrors, I secretly peeked at…
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    Ask the Gynecologist: Is abortion illegal?

    In this recurring guest column, Kate White, M.D., of Boston Medical Center, answers your questions on all things gynecology. As the author of the Mayo Clinic Press book Your Sexual Health, she’s ready to dole out wisdom on sex, periods, menopause and more. Submit a question here.
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    7 steps to better nutrition habits for cancer survivors

    Jessica Saenz
    Diet and nutrition are key aspects of good health for everyone. But for people living with cancer, it can mean healthier years ahead. Making the change to a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy, especially when breaking lifelong habits, but slow and consistent changes can help. “Cancer is…
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    How to worry less during pregnancy

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    Are health worries stealing some joy from pregnancy? Dr. Yvonne Butler Tobah believes taking charge can help you find balance while you wait for baby.
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    Thick skin or something more?: Five facts about scleroderma

    Candace Nelson
    A small patch of thickened skin might seem like a cosmetic issue or something that will go away on its own — and it could. But if it lasts, it’s worth mentioning to your doctor. Thick or tight skin, particularly on the fingers or feet, could be a sign of…
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    What is pharmacogenomic testing and who is it for?

    “Kate” greeted me with a pleasant but constrained smile. Her hands tightly clenched her black purse. Although she was courteous, I sensed she was anxious, confused or both. Kate, a 41-year-old software engineer, had come to see me about her pharmacogenomic test results. She was referred to Mayo Clinic’s Center…
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    Is a thyroid problem causing your symptoms? It’s easy to find out.

    Q: I’ve been struggling with weight gain and fatigue for years now and had many medical tests and examinations without any answers. After doing some research, I think the problem might be with my thyroid. My primary care doctor checked my thyroid levels, but they were normal. Is it possible…
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    How do you recharge when you have time off?

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    Instead of using time off to catch up on chores, why not use it to feed your soul? Find some inspiring ideas from Mayo Clinic staff.
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    Conversations with the experts: Cannabis 101

    Hi, Dr. D’Andre, integrative oncologist, here. I often have patients asking about cannabis for different health conditions, so I put together the most common questions I get. If you are considering using medical cannabis, talk to your primary care provider or a cannabis clinician to see if it may be…
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    Why exercise? Know the benefits

    Augustine S. Chavez, M.D.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Exercise has benefits. Hiking connects you with nature. Playing pickleball with friends strengthens social support. Going for a jog helps relieve the stress of a busy day. Exercise also improves health. It can help you live longer, prevent disease and even treat some medical conditions. While most people realize exercise…
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    Fibroids: What do you do?

    Sarah L. Rassier, M.D., M.P.H.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    My patients with fibroids often ask me, “What would you do if you were in my situation?” This is a great question. As the Fibroid Clinic Director at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, I completely understand where folks are coming from — but it is a deceptively difficult question to answer.

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