• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Understand Sunscreen Options

June 6, 2016

a little girl on the beach in the sun, with an adult putting sunscreen on her nose
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Best sunscreen: Understand sunscreen options
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Tai chi: A gentle way to fight stress
The graceful movements of tai chi may reduce stress, lower cholesterol, ease joint pain and more. Discover this exercise that's safe for practically everyone.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Sleep apnea and caffeine: Any connection?
See what researchers have discovered about possible links between caffeine use and obstructive sleep apnea.

Acne scars: What's the best treatment?
Various procedures can improve the look of stubborn acne scars, but no single treatment is best for everyone.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS 
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Bloating, belching and intestinal gas: How to avoid them
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HEALTHY RECIPES
Grilled pork fajitas
Avocado dip
Grilled angel food cake
Grilled mango chutney

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Want to avoid cold sores? Use sunblock
No one likes cold sores. These tingling, red lip blisters are tough to hide, and sometimes they're slow to heal. You can help prevent them by applying sunblock on your lips and face year-round. Avoid kissing anyone who has a cold sore, and don't share utensils, lip balm, towels or other personal items.

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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