• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

August 31, 2015

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES healthy woman running on street for exercise and wellness
Exercise intensity: How to measure it
To get the most out of your workouts, aim for a moderate to vigorous exercise intensity. See how taking note of your heart rate and how you feel can help.

Memory loss: 7 tips to improve your memory
Forgetting where your keys or glasses are happens to most of us. To help keep your memory sharp, try these seven suggestions.

EXPERT ANSWERS
NSAIDs: Do they increase my risk of heart attack and stroke?
Taking these common pain medications may increase the chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Learn about alternatives and how to lower your risk.

Psoriasis diet: Can changing your diet treat psoriasis?
There's no special psoriasis diet, but eating certain foods may improve or worsen your symptoms.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
Bruxism (teeth grinding)
Illness anxiety disorder
Polysomnography (sleep study)
Job burnout: How to spot it and take action

HEALTHY RECIPES
Mixed bean salad
Watermelon-cranberry agua fresca
Grilled turkey burger
Wacky chocolate cake

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Is healthy aging in your genes?
Sure, your genes affect your health. But your lifestyle, your environment and even chance may matter even more. What you eat, how much you exercise, how well you control your blood pressure and whether you smoke all play a role in whether you actually develop a heart condition. Stack the cards in your favor with healthy lifestyle choices.

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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Stress: The power of routine
Having a regular routine can help decrease anxiety, minimize distraction and improve focus.

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