• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: What to Expect With Aging

May 23, 2016

two older women exercising, running, jogging, walking
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Aging: What to expect
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How do rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis differ?
The two most common types of arthritis both involve joint pain, but there are a number of differences. Discover these differences and some of their effects.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Cabbage soup diet: Can it help with weight loss?
Fans of this fad diet say that it helps you lose a few pounds quickly, but, before you go all in, learn its pros and cons.

Asthma triggers: Are hard flooring surfaces better than carpet?
Replacing carpet with hard flooring may be a good idea if you have asthma. Find out more.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS 
Video: Art of healthy eating
Staying active with hidradenitis suppurativa
Psoriasis: Treatments and drugs
Slideshow: Sun damage

HEALTHY RECIPES
Sun-dried tomato, thyme and basil pizza
Greek salad
Barbecue chicken pizza
Apricot and almond crisp

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Animal bites: Do you need a tetanus shot?
If you're bitten by an immunized pet and the wound barely breaks the skin, you can treat the wound yourself. Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water. Apply an antibiotic cream to prevent infection, and cover the wound with a clean bandage. However, if the wound is deep or dirty, ask your doctor about getting a tetanus shot or booster. It's best to get the shot as soon as possible after the injury.

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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