• Consumer Health: Prostate cancer prevention

a close-up of a smiling young manProstate cancer: Prevention
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Is it possible to lower your risk for prostate cancer? See how a healthy diet and regular exercise can play a part.


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Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle
Do you want to improve your heart health but don't know where to start? You don't have to make big changes to affect your heart health. Even small, basic steps can have dramatic benefits. The simple Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8 plan might be right for you. Learn more from Dr. Rekha Mankad, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist.

Slideshow: Guide to herbs and spices
Herbs and spices add lots of flavor without added calories, and they can help you reduce the amount of salt and fat in your recipes. Some herbs and spices boast health benefits because they are good sources of antioxidants. Check out this selection of herbs and spices you might want to add to your pantry.

Alzheimer's: Drugs help manage symptoms
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two types of drugs specifically to treat symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. While they may temporarily manage memory loss, thinking and reasoning problems, and day-to-day function, they don't work for everyone. And they can't cure the disease or stop its progression. Learn more about these drugs and whether they might be right for you or a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease.

Mold allergy: Symptoms and causes
If you have a mold allergy, your immune system overreacts when you breathe in mold spores. In some people, mold allergy is linked to asthma. And exposure causes restricted breathing and other airway symptoms. Learn the symptoms and causes of mold allergy.

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