• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Women Should Seek Treatment for Bladder Control Problems

June 13, 2016

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Eggplant with toasted spices
Tabbouleh salad (cracked wheat salad)
Mango tango salad
Minty-lime ice tea

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Don't believe shaving myths
Contrary to popular belief, shaving hair doesn't make it grow back thicker. And, shaving doesn't affect how dark your hair is or how fast it grows. Shaving facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip that can feel coarse as the hair grows out. During this phase, the hair might appear darker or thicker, but it's not.

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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