• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

October 26, 2015

African-american man working in a garage wearing eye protection goggles
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Job satisfaction: How to make work more rewarding
If you're unhappy going to work, you may not need to find a new position. Try these strategies to help breathe new life into your job.

Snoring
Snoring may do more than keep your partner awake at night. You may be sleepy the next day and more likely to have high blood pressure.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Gastric bypass surgery: What happens if I regain the weight?
After gastric bypass surgery, diet and exercise are crucial for maintaining your weight loss.

I'm not sure when to begin mammogram screening. What does Mayo Clinic recommend?
When to begin mammogram screening and how often to repeat it is a personal decision based on your preferences and values.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
Eye injury: Tips to protect vision
Stuttering
Slide show: How your brain works
Carbohydrate-loading diet

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Asian vegetable salad
Pepper sauce
Steak with steamed vegetables, soba noodles and ginger sauce
Whole-grain banana bread

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Statins: Should you be on one?
Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. The decision to start a statin drug depends on how high your cholesterol is and whether you have or are at risk of heart disease. For instance, are you overweight? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have a family history of cardiovascular disease? Do you smoke? Do you have diabetes? Your doctor will help you weigh the risks and benefits of taking statins, as well as explain other steps you can take to cut your risk of heart disease.

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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