• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Benefits and Risks of Testosterone Therapy

June 20, 2016

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Testosterone therapy: Potential benefits and risks as you age
The promise of testosterone therapy may seem enticing, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what the treatment can and can't do for you. Get the facts.

Menopause weight gain: Stop the middle age spread
There's no magic formula for preventing — or reversing — menopause weight gain. Simply stick to these weight-control basics.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Food poisoning: How long can you safely keep leftovers?
Bacteria typically don't change the taste, smell or look of food, so you can't tell whether it's dangerous to eat.

How much exercise do I need to help control my cholesterol?
See how much physical activity can help get your cholesterol numbers in check and which exercises to try.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Chest pain: First aid
Living better with hidradenitis suppurativa
Sickle cell anemia
How a cataract affects your vision

HEALTHY RECIPES
Vegetable, lentil and garbanzo bean stew
Sauteed fresh corn
Tangy green beans
Jamaican barbecued pork tenderloin

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Rx check: Do you know what you're taking?
When your health care provider prescribes a medication, make sure you know the basics. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist these questions: 1. What are the brand and generic names of the medication? 2. Why do I need the medication? 3. How soon can I expect results? 4. When should I take the medication and for how long? 5. What are the side effects? 6. Does it interact with other medications or with foods?

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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Going the distance: Visualize the success you want to achieve
You can learn how to improve by observing the success of others. Sports offers some examples to consider.

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