- By Jen O'Hara
Housecall: Coping With the Holidays
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping
The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. Here are some practical ways to find peace and joy.
Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness
Learning to forgive can lead you down the path of healing and peace. See how letting go of resentment can help you, body and soul.
Soy: Does it reduce cholesterol?
Eating foods with soy in them won't make a dramatic difference in your "bad" cholesterol level, but there may be other benefits.
What causes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?
Find out what may trigger symptoms of these types of blood vessel inflammation.
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Medical history: Compiling your medical family tree
Treatment for chronic hives
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Ward off dry skin
To keep skin moist and healthy: 1. Moisturize. Moisturizer seals skin to keep water from escaping. 2. Keep bath and shower time to 10 minutes or less. Turn the dial to warm, not hot. 3. Use cleansing creams or gentle skin cleansers and bath or shower gels with added moisturizers.
Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.
Nutrition-wise: What's on your kitchen counter affects your weight
Research shows that having food visible in your kitchen may increase the likelihood that you'll eat it. Get the facts.