• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Cataracts may be clouding your vision

May 15, 2017

a medical illustration of a healthy eye and one with a cataractTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Cataracts: An overview
If you're finding it harder to read, drive at night or see someone's expression, cataracts may be to blame. A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment options for cataracts.

Stroke: First aid
A stroke is an emergency. The sooner treatment is given, the more likely it is to minimize damage. Every moment counts. An easy way to remember the warning signs of a stroke is with the acronym FAST: Face, Arms, Speech and Time. Knowing what to look for could save someone's life. Here's what you should know.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Is there a connection between menopause and high blood pressure?
For many women, blood pressure rises after menopause. Discover the factors that may play a role and the healthy lifestyle choices that may control it.

Do you have any sleep tips for shift workers?
Humans naturally are wired to be awake during the day and sleep at night. Good daytime sleep is possible, though, if shift work is a necessary part of your work life. Try these tips to promote better sleep during the day.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Bruxism (teeth grinding): An overview
Video: Home health hazards
Hand-washing do's and don'ts
Hemorrhoids: Diagnosis and treatment

HEALTHY RECIPES
Roasted red pepper pineapple salsa
Baked chicken and wild rice with onion and tarragon
Corn tamales with avocado-tomatillo salsa
Linguine with chickpeas and arugula

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Put a leash on anger
Do you find yourself fuming when someone cuts you off in traffic? Anger is a normal and healthy emotion, but it's important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on your health and your relationships. To get your anger under control, try these tips:

  1. Take a break from the situation.
  2. When you're calm, express your concern.
  3. Use humor to defuse tensions. It may be challenging at first, but, with time and effort, healthy responses may come naturally.

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

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Nutrition-wise: Go nuts for good health
The word is out: Nuts are good for you. From managing your weight and blood pressure to heart health and healthy aging, there's growing research to support the role of nuts in your diet.

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