• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Safety tips for older drivers

April 24, 2017

a close-up of an older woman's hands on a steering wheel and the view of the road ahead through the car windshieldTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Older drivers: 7 tips for driver safety
Sometimes, driving can be challenging for older adults. Follow these safety tips for older drivers, from staying physically active to planning ahead and updating your skills.

Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior
You may think illness is to blame for that muscle pain, nagging headache or frequent insomnia, but stress may be the true culprit. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Here's what you should know.

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Kidney dialysis: When is it time to stop?
Learn what factors help your doctor determine how well kidney dialysis is working, when it might be time to stop and other health concerns that might need attention first.

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Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic condition characterized by painful lumps under the skin. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of hidradenitis suppurativa, and when you should seek medical care.

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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Hay fever: How to avoid triggers
If you have hay fever, the best thing you can do is lessen your exposure to allergens, such as pollen and mold. Try these strategies:

  1. Close doors and windows during pollen season.
  2. Use air conditioning in your house and car.
  3. Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning, when pollen counts are highest.
  4. Use a dehumidifier to reduce indoor humidity.
  5. Use a high-efficiency particulate air filter in your bedroom.

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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