- By Laurel J. Kelly
Housecall: Help your child handle a bully
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Bullying: Help your child handle a bully
A new school year is starting, and your child or grandchild might encounter bullies. Learn the warning signs of bullying and how to respond.
Alzheimer's prevention: Is it possible?
Are there any proven Alzheimer's prevention strategies? Not yet. But there's strong evidence that several factors associated with leading a healthy lifestyle may play a role in reducing your risk of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia
Diabetes treatment: Can cinnamon lower blood sugar?
A favorite spice may be helpful as part of a broader diabetes treatment plan. See what researchers have learned about cinnamon.
Aerobic exercise: What's the best frequency for workouts?
For cardiovascular fitness, find out if it's better to do aerobic exercise in short bursts or longer sessions.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Toothache: What you can do
If you have a toothache, see your dentist ASAP. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to try to remove any food particles wedged between your teeth. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to dull the ache. You also can try applying oil of cloves (eugenol) or an antiseptic containing benzocaine directly to the irritated tooth and gum for temporary pain relief. Don't place aspirin or another painkiller directly against your gums; it may burn your gum tissue.
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: Added sugars and heart disease risk in children
Excess sugar is under scrutiny as a contributor to heart disease ─ even among kids. Try these tips to cut the sweet stuff from your family's meals.
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