THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Hand-washing: Do's and don'ts
Done properly, hand-washing is a simple way to avoid getting sick. Find out when to wash and whether hand sanitizers can work in a pinch.
Grassy and heavily wooded areas can be home to ticks, which can carry Lyme disease. Get tips on how to prevent Lyme disease and spot the telltale signs.
Menopause and high blood pressure: What's the connection?
For many women, blood pressure rises after menopause. Discover the factors that play a role.
Choosing sunglasses: Is ultraviolet (UV) protection important?
When shopping for sunglasses, look for more than fashionable frames. Be sure the lenses protect your eyes from UV rays.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Early bird or night owl? Plan exercise accordingly
Want to exercise? Work with your nature ─ not against it. Plan physical activity for times of day when you tend to feel most active or at least not quite so lazy. If you're an early bird, go jogging first thing in the morning. If you're more of a night owl, you might prefer jogging at sunset.
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.
Going the distance: Life's not always a day at the beach
Are Americans' values changing? Does a younger generation prioritize getting away over getting ahead?
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