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Consumer Health: 9 strategies to help you quit smoking
9 strategies to help you quit smoking
Thinking of quitting smoking next week for the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout? It's one of the best things that you can do for your health. But quitting smoking can be challenging, and it takes most smokers several tries before they succeed. Here are nine strategies that can help you achieve your goal.
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Alcohol, tobacco and diabetes risk
Alcohol and tobacco use may increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. And the more you drink or smoke, the greater the risk. Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist.
Slideshow: Weight training exercises
Weight training is an important part of any fitness program. Combined with aerobic exercise, weight training can increase your strength and muscle tone, improve your bone density, and help you lose fat. Check out this slideshow of simple weight training exercises to add to your workout.
Can mononucleosis recur?
Mononucleosis is an infection most commonly caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Most people who have mononucleosis will have it only once. Rarely, however, symptoms may recur months or years later. Learn more from Dr. James Steckelberg, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist.
Senior health: How to prevent and detect malnutrition
Good nutrition is critical to overall health and well-being. Yet many older adults are at risk of inadequate nutrition. Know the causes and signs of nutrition problems in older adults, as well as the steps that you can take to ensure a nutrient-rich diet for an older loved one.