• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: When Is Hot Too Hot?

July 25, 2016

a woman outdoors on a sunny day, with a bike, wearing a helmet and sunglasses, sweating

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Heatstroke: The most serious form of heat injury 
The warm summer sun may feel great for a while, but spending too much time in hot, humid weather can be dangerous. Know the signs of heatstroke and how to treat it.

Prostate cancer screening: Should you get a PSA test?
Over the past 10 years, there's been a big jump in the number of advanced prostate cancer cases. Read Mayo Clinic's screening guidelines, and talk to your doctor.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Weight-loss hypnosis: Does it work?
Weight-loss hypnosis might be another tool to help you drop unwanted pounds, but don't forget the basics.

Percent Daily Value: What does it mean?
Understanding the Daily Value numbers on food labels will help you make more informed choices. Here's how.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Balance problems
Video: How diabetes affects your blood sugar
Swimmer's itch
Creatinine test

HEALTHY RECIPES
Basil pesto stuffed mushrooms
Herbed Asiago polenta
Lentil ragout
Cracked-wheat chili

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Cholesterol concerns? Lose excess pounds
Carrying extra pounds contributes to high cholesterol. On the flip side, losing weight can help reduce your cholesterol level. Start by taking an honest look at your eating habits. If you eat when you're bored or frustrated, take a walk instead. If you pick up fast food for lunch every day, pack something healthier from home. If you munch while sitting in front of the TV, trade potato chips for carrot sticks.

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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Nutrition-wise: Poor hydration associated with higher BMI
Feel hungry? Drink a glass of water. New research suggests that lack of hydration is linked to obesity.

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