- By Laurel J. Kelly
Consumer Health: 3 heart-healthy diet myths
Don't get tricked by these 3 heart-healthy diet myths
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. The food you eat can play a major role in your risk of developing heart disease. But three popular nutrition myths could steer you down the wrong path. Learn about the role of coconut oil, eggs and omega-3 supplements in your heart-healthy diet.
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Drinking alcohol after hepatitis C cure
Anyone concerned about liver health should avoid alcohol, including those who have undergone successful treatment for hepatitis C. Learn more from Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist.
Slideshow: How you hear
The ear is made up of three primary parts: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Each section is composed of structures that play distinct roles in the process of converting sound waves into signals that go to the brain. Check out these slides for more information on how you hear.
Yeast infections in men
Yeast infections in men are common. Candida, the fungus that causes yeast infections, normally is present on skin, especially moist skin. When some contributing factor, such as having sex with a female partner who has a vaginal yeast infection, causes an overgrowth of candida, infection can result. Learn more from Dr. James Steckelberg, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist.
Stress and weight gain
When you're under stress, you may find it harder to eat healthy. During times of particularly high stress, you may eat in an attempt to fulfill emotional needs. This is sometimes called "stress eating" or "emotional eating." And you may be especially likely to eat high-calorie foods during times of stress — even when you're not hungry. Dr. Edward Creagan, a Mayo Clinic oncologist and palliative care specialist, offers several stress management techniques to combat stress-related weight gain.