- By Laurel Kelly
Consumer Health Tips: Managing heartburn
Heartburn: Lifestyle and home remedies
Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. The pain is often worse when lying down or bending over, and it's caused by stomach acid backing up into the esophagus. Occasional heartburn is common and no cause for alarm. Most people can manage the discomfort of heartburn with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications. If you suffer from heartburn, try these tips to ease your discomfort.
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Are trampolines safe for children?
Bouncing on a trampoline can be fun, but it puts children at high risk for injuries, including sprains and fractures in the arms or legs, as well as potentially serious head and neck injuries. The risk of injury is so high that the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly discourages the use of trampolines at home. Trampoline park injuries also are an area of emerging concern. Learn more from Dr. Jay Hoecker, an emeritus Mayo Clinic pediatrician.
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion, but it's important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on your health and relationships. If you have trouble keeping your temper in check, these anger management tips might help you stay in control.
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 dietitian.
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It forms when your big toe pushes against your next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out. The resulting pain and swelling can restrict your mobility and lead to complications such as bursitis. Learn what you can do to ease the pressure and discomfort of these bony foot growths.