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Consumer Health: Are you ready for contact lenses?
Contact lenses: What to know before you buy
Are you tired of wearing glasses? Ready for a new look? Contact lenses might be the answer. The best type for you will depend on your vision problem, lifestyle and budget. Learn the pros and cons of common types of contact lenses and how to keep your eyes healthy while wearing them.
Also in today's tips ...
Can I get the measles if I've already been vaccinated?
Outbreaks of measles in several parts of the U.S. continue making headlines. Measles is contagious, and can be serious or fatal in small children. Once common, measles now almost always can be prevented with a vaccine. If you're unsure whether you've been properly vaccinated against measles, especially if you're a teen or young adult living in close quarters with others, such as a dormitory, talk to your health care provider about a blood test to check your immunity. Learn more from Dr. James Steckelberg, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist.
Change your eating space to change your eating habits
Healthy eating is about more than food. It's about environment, too. How and where you eat can play a big role in your weight, nutrition and overall health. Whether you're dining solo or serving the whole family, these tips for changing your eating space may change your eating habits, as well.
Endometriosis after menopause
The hormone estrogen likely contributes to endometriosis. Once you reach menopause, your body produces little estrogen, so experiencing endometriosis after menopause is rare. Some women continue to experience endometriosis symptoms after menopause, though, and there have been reports of women diagnosed with endometriosis after menopause without prior symptoms. Learn more from Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a Mayo Clinic general internal medicine physician.
Treatment for self-injury, cutting or burning
Self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain by harming your body, such as cutting or burning yourself. While self-injury may bring a momentary sense of calm and a release of tension, it's usually followed by guilt, shame and the return of painful emotions. There's no one best way to treat self-injuring behavior, but the first step is to tell someone so that you can get help. Learn more about getting the help you need.