Pediatrics

Q and A: Biggest benefits of exercise for teens

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: When my daughter was young, she spent hours playing outside and running around. That happens a lot less now that she is a teen. I'm worried that she is not getting enough exercise. How much does she need ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Boxing may ease Parkinson's symptoms

Researchers are looking to the boxing ring for new options in the fight against Parkinson's disease symptoms.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Is slowed walking a sign dementia is near?

If you're a senior and walking to the mailbox takes longer than it used to, new research suggests you might want to ask your doctor to check your thinking skills.

Health

Q&A: Osteoporosis and exercise

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 70-year-old mother is an active person. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking and boating, and regularly playing tennis with a group of other women. Recently, she was diagnosed with osteoporosis and is worried ...

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