• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Safety Tips for Exercising Outdoors

December 14, 2015

people running, jogging in winter snow and on icy path

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Cheese latkes
Kugel
Beef brisket
Spicy red cabbage

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
What's your antibiotics IQ?
To fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections, and to avoid complications from unnecessary medication, everyone needs to be smart about using antibiotics. Keep these tips in mind: 1. Antibiotics are effective only for bacterial infections. They don't work for viral illnesses, such as the common cold. 2. If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, take them exactly as directed. Don't stop treatment early, even if you start feeling better. 3. Never take antibiotics that were prescribed for someone else.

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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