- By Laurel J. Kelly
Housecall: Can’t sleep?
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy
If you're searching for a good night's rest, medication may not be the answer. See how a sleep therapist can help you get to the root of your slumber problems.
Heart attack symptoms: Know what's a medical emergency
Besides chest pain, do you know the typical signs of a heart attack? And what are the symptoms for women? Find out here.
I'm a vegetarian. Will my plant-based diet help me control my cholesterol?
Going vegetarian may help you manage your cholesterol numbers, but choose your foods wisely. Keep this information in mind.
Autism treatment: Can chelation therapy help?
Find out why chelation therapy won't help with autism and why it might be dangerous.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Dreading a family holiday gathering?
Family tension often runs high during the holiday season. Consider this a time to set differences aside. Try to accept loved ones as they are ― even if they don't live up to all your expectations. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. Chances are they're feeling the effects of holiday stress. too.
Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.
Nutrition-wise: Is yo-yo dieting dangerous?
Do you repeatedly lose weight and then regain it? That's called the yo-yo effect. Not only is it frustrating, but it also may put your health at risk.
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