- By Laurel J. Kelly
Housecall: Insomnia keeping you up nights?
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Insomnia: Lifestyle and home remedies
No matter what your age, insomnia is usually treatable. Often, the key is changing your routine during the day and when you go to bed. These suggestions may help.
Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity
Working out can improve your mood, boost your energy and help you prevent heart disease. How many more reasons do you need to get moving?
Mammogram guidelines: What are they?
When to begin mammogram screenings and how often to have them is a personal decision based on your preferences, medical history and individual breast cancer risk.
Heel spurs: Do they always cause pain?
It's possible to have a heel spur — a bony growth in your foot — without realizing it. Learn how they're usually discovered.
PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Boiling down the dietary guidelines
High cholesterol risk factors: What you can control
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Aging doesn't mean the end of sex
Sex may not be the same as it was in your 20s, but it still can be fulfilling. Communication is essential for maintaining a satisfying sex life. Talk with your partner about what you want from him or her. Be honest about what you're experiencing physically and emotionally. If you take medications or have health problems that affect your sex life, don't be afraid to talk with your doctor.
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: Apples and pears
If your favorite fall recipe calls for cooked apples or pears, do you know which kinds are best to use? Keep these tips in mind.
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