• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Getting Past a Weight-Loss Plateau

November 2, 2015

overweight woman sitting on a benchTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Getting past a weight-loss plateau
If the number on your scale won't budge, don't despair. Learn how to rev up your workout, cut calories and restart your weight loss.

Risks of high cholesterol: Why you need to control it
Keeping your "bad" cholesterol level low might help you live a longer, healthier life and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Does prickly pear cactus have health benefits?
Prickly pear cactus can be part of a healthy diet, but benefits beyond that haven't been backed up by studies.

Is having chronic hives a lifelong condition?
Chronic hives are rarely permanent. When they do flare up, try these tips to keep symptoms in check.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
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Kegel exercises: A how-to guide for women
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HEALTHY RECIPES
Beef stew
Best honey whole-wheat bread
Rotelle pasta with sun-dried tomato and black olive sauce
Barbecue chicken pizza

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Depression: Diagnosis is key
It's normal to occasionally feel sad or upset, or to be unhappy with situations in your life. But with depression, these feelings linger for weeks, months or even years. If you think you may be depressed, seek medical help as soon as possible. Depression usually doesn't get better on its own, but depression is treatable. Remember, help is available.

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: Find your footing after a fall
Setbacks happen all the time in sports. Knowing how coaches and athletes overcome them may help when you stumble in your personal or professional life.

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