• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Melanoma Prevention

May 16, 2016

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Melanoma prevention
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Video: Mayo Clinic Diet

HEALTHY RECIPES
Pasta with spinach, garbanzos and raisins
Chicken Caesar pitas
Turkey wrap
Bean salad with balsamic vinaigrette

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Is your lifestyle causing heartburn?
Heartburn can make your chest feel like it's on fire. Consider these lifestyle changes to prevent heartburn: 1. Lose excess weight. 2. Stop smoking. 3. Don't wear tight-fitting clothes. 4. Avoid heartburn triggers, such as alcohol, fatty foods, chocolate and mint. 5. Don't lie down soon after a meal. 6. Raise the head of your bed.

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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