• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Help your child handle a bully

September 5, 2016

an upset child being teased or bullied by another child at school

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Bullying: Help your child handle a bully
A new school year is starting, and your child or grandchild might encounter bullies. Learn the warning signs of bullying and how to respond.

Alzheimer's prevention: Is it possible?
Are there any proven Alzheimer's prevention strategies? Not yet. But there's strong evidence that several factors associated with leading a healthy lifestyle may play a role in reducing your risk of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia

EXPERT ANSWERS
Diabetes treatment: Can cinnamon lower blood sugar?
A favorite spice may be helpful as part of a broader diabetes treatment plan. See what researchers have learned about cinnamon.

Aerobic exercise: What's the best frequency for workouts?
For cardiovascular fitness, find out if it's better to do aerobic exercise in short bursts or longer sessions.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Heartburn or heart attack: When to worry
Endometriosis
Athlete's foot
Video: Travel safety

HEALTHY RECIPES
Shrimp kebabs
Roasted red pepper pineapple salsa
Steak with chimichurri sauce
Blueberry lavender lemonade

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Toothache: What you can do
If you have a toothache, see your dentist ASAP. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to try to remove any food particles wedged between your teeth. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to dull the ache. You also can try applying oil of cloves (eugenol) or an antiseptic containing benzocaine directly to the irritated tooth and gum for temporary pain relief. Don't place aspirin or another painkiller directly against your gums; it may burn your gum tissue.

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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Nutrition-wise: Added sugars and heart disease risk in children

Excess sugar is under scrutiny as a contributor to heart disease ─ even among kids. Try these tips to cut the sweet stuff from your family's meals.

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