• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: HPV vaccine — who needs it and how it works

November 7, 2016

a group of smiling young adolescent boys and girls

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
HPV vaccine: Who needs it, how it works
Younger teens and preteens now need just two doses of the HPV vaccine, which helps prevent cervical cancer. Find out more about the immunizations and the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control
Making a few simple changes in your lifestyle, such as fitting in more exercise, may help you avoid Type 2 diabetes. Start by taking these healthy steps.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Nighttime headaches: How can I get relief?
Different kinds of headaches can ruin a good night's sleep. Discover which treatments may help you.

Is there a multiple sclerosis diet?
Following a specific diet can't prevent multiple sclerosis. If you have the disease, learn why you should eat healthy.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Seborrheic keratosis: An overview
Risks of high cholesterol: Why you need to control it
Video: A very happy brain
Perimenopause: An overview

HEALTHY RECIPES
Pumpkin-hazelnut tea cake
Pumpkin spice muffins
Roasted butternut squash fries
Butternut squash ravioli

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Reduce tension through muscle relaxation
Progressive muscle relaxation can reduce muscle tension from stress. First, find a quiet place free from interruption. Tense each muscle group for at least five seconds and then relax for up to 30 seconds. Repeat before moving to the next muscle group. Practice this technique any time you feel stress.

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: Are you experiencing lactose intolerance?
Could your favorite dairy foods be causing digestive problems? Learn the symptoms of lactose intolerance and how to adjust your diet to feel more comfortable.

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