• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Are your feet ready for summer?

June 25, 2018

a person's feet walking barefoot on the beachTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Corns and calluses 
Summer's here, so it's time to break out the flip-flops and sandals. But what if painful and unsightly corns and calluses have you hiding your feet? Try these helpful treatments and home remedies.

What to do when someone is suicidal 
When people say they are thinking about suicide or act as though they may harm themselves, it can be upsetting. You may not be sure what to do to help. And you may not know whether you should take them seriously or if intervention might make the situation worse. Learn what you can do and how you can help someone who is suicidal.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Is there a connection between MS and seizures?
Epileptic seizures are more common in people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) than in those who don't. Exactly why isn't completely understood. Learn more from Dr. B. Mark Keegan, a Mayo Clinic neurologist.

What are MUFAs, and should I include them in my diet? 
Monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs, are a healthy type of fat. Replacing less healthy fats, such as saturated fats and transfats, with unsaturated fats, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fats, may offer health benefits. Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
When diabetes symptoms are a concern
Myasthenia gravis
Scleroderma
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HEALTHY RECIPES
Black bean burgers with chipotle ketchup
Roasted red pepper and chicken wrap
Jamaican barbecued pork tenderloin
Soft chocolate cake

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Shopping for shades?
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage your eyes, not just your skin. Choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. Opt for wraparound or close-fitting sunglasses with wide lenses that protect your eyes from every angle. Keep in mind that the color or degree of darkness of the lenses has nothing to do with their ability to block UV rays.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.

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