On Nutrition: Beat the heat

We've been lucky with more rain and cooler weather this summer. My friend Terry in Arizona has not been as fortunate.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q & A: Perimenopause transitions and concerns

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 41 years old, and at my last women's health appointment, I was told I was in perimenopause. What exactly does that mean? I haven't had any symptoms. What should I expect? Is there anything I should ...


Q&A: Effects of hot weather, humidity on blood pressure, heart

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm retired and enjoy spending time outdoors in my garden and kayaking with my family. I have high blood pressure, which has been managed by medication for nearly 10 years. Recently I've noticed that I develop ...


How heatwaves are dangerous to human health

Record-breaking heatwaves across the Northern Hemisphere have again sparked concerns about the danger such blistering temperatures pose to people's health, particularly children and the elderly.

Inflammatory disorders

Wearable sweat sensor detects molecular hallmark of inflammation

The vast majority of diseases and disorders afflicting humans, ranging from arthritis to Zika fever, involve some level of inflammation. While inflammation is most familiar to us as pain, redness, and swelling, a slew of ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

The most common menopause symptoms you should know

Menopause, a natural stage of a woman's life marking the end of menstruation, can bring many physical and emotional changes that may leave her feeling bewildered and alone. Hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings can disrupt ...

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