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Consumer Health: Understanding seasonal affective disorder
Seasonal affective disorder: Symptoms and treatment
Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. For most people with seasonal affective disorder, symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping their energy and making them feel moody. Symptoms may start out mild and become more severe as the season progresses. Treatment may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy. Learn more about the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder and whether treatment might be right for you.
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Soup recipes for every season
Chilly autumn days seem to call for a warm bowl of soup. And the usual family favorite needn't be the only soup in your repertoire. Here are some simple, yet tasty, recipes to try whatever the weather.
Slideshow: Tips for choosing and using canes
A cane can improve your balance as you walk or help you compensate for an injury or disability. It's important to choose a cane that best serves your needs and situation. In addition to recommendations from your health care provider, here are some examples of different types of grips and ways to ensure your cane fits you correctly
Weightlifting and high blood pressure
Weightlifting can cause a temporary increase in blood pressure. This increase can be dramatic, depending on how much weight you lift. But weightlifting also can have long-term benefits to blood pressure that outweigh the risk of a temporary spike for most people. Learn more from Dr. Sheldon Sheps, an emeritus Mayo Clinic hypertension and peripheral vascular diseases specialist.
Asthma inhalers: Which one's right for you?
Asthma inhalers are hand-held, portable devices that deliver medication to your lungs. There are many types of asthma inhalers available to control asthma symptoms. Finding the right one and using it correctly can help you get the medication you need to prevent or treat asthma attacks.