- By Laurel J. Kelly
Consumer Health: Preventing golf injuries
Golf injuries: Play it safe with these tips
Although golf is a low-impact sport, it's associated with a significant number of injuries. Many golfing-related injuries are a result of poor mechanics or overuse. The most commonly injured area is the lower back, followed by the elbow, wrist and hand, and shoulder. Follow these tips to stay in shape on the course.
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Junk food blues: Are depression and diet related?
Depression and diet may be related. Several studies have found that people who ate a poor-quality diet — one that was high in processed meat, chocolates, sweet desserts, fried food, refined cereals and high-fat dairy products — were more likely to report symptoms of depression. Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist.
Video: 'Cholesterol numbers'
You've heard the warnings before: High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease. But how often should you get your cholesterol checked? What should your numbers be, and how do you get them there? Watch this short video for those answers and more from Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist.
Older drivers: 7 tips for driver safety
Sometimes, driving can be challenging for older adults. Driver safety requires more than understanding road signs and traffic laws. As you get older, you may notice physical changes that can make certain actions, such as turning your head to look for oncoming traffic or braking safely, more challenging. Still, older drivers can remain safe on the road. Consider these seven tips for older drivers.
Female fertility: Why lifestyle choices count
If you're thinking about becoming pregnant, you might wonder about your fertility and whether you can improve it. Some factors may be beyond your control, such as medical issues that affect the ability to conceive. But your lifestyle choices can affect your fertility, too. Here's what you need to know to promote and protect your fertility.