• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Prevent Top Hazards to Men’s Heath

April 11, 2016

middle-aged man exercising by the ocean
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Men's health: Prevent the top threats
The list of the top hazards to men's health is surprisingly short. But there are several things you can do now to take care of yourself.

Alcohol use: If you drink, keep it moderate
Light to moderate drinking offers possible benefits, but it's not risk-free. Here's a look at the connection between alcohol and your health.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Autism spectrum disorder treatment: Can special diets help?
With no cure for autism, some parents put their children on restrictive diets to help them. What does the science say?

Latisse: The answer for longer, thicker eyelashes?
The medication Latisse may lengthen, thicken and darken eyelashes — but side effects are possible, too.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS 
Chewing tobacco: Not a safe product
Video: Distracted driving
Muscle cramp
Hospice care: Comforting the terminally ill

HEALTHY RECIPES
Pickled asparagus
Pickled onion salad
Muesli breakfast bars
Granola with raisins, apples and cinnamon

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Need motivation to exercise? Try a diary
Have you started a workout program? Good for you! Record your efforts to track progress toward your goals. After each workout, record these items: 1. The date. 2. Your activity (swimming, lifting weights, volleyball). 3. How long you exercised. 4. How you felt afterward. Having a chronicle of your improvement can be a great source of motivation.

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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