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Get moving to manage stress 
Any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can relieve stress. Even if you're out of shape, you can make a little exercise go a long way toward stress management. Discover the connection between exercise and stress, and how you can make exercise part of your stress management plan.

How Alzheimer's is diagnosed
Are those memory problems due to dementia, or is another condition to blame? An accurate diagnosis is an important first step to ensure you have appropriate treatment, care, family education and plans for the future. Learn about the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia, and how health care providers make the diagnosis.

Apple cider vinegar for weight loss
Proponents of apple cider vinegar claim that it has numerous health benefits and that drinking a small amount or taking a supplement before meals helps curb appetite and burn fat. But does scientific research prove those claims? Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist.

Are hookahs safer than cigarettes?
A hookah is a water pipe with a smoke chamber, bowl, pipe and hose. Specially made tobacco is heated, and the smoke passes through water and is then drawn through a rubber hose to a mouthpiece. Hookah smoking is not safer than cigarette smoking and in some ways may be more dangerous. Learn more from Dr. J. Taylor Hays, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine and nicotine dependence specialist.

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Top 5 threats to men's health

Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? The top causes of death among adult men in the U.S. are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that making a few lifestyle changes can significantly lower your risk of these common killers.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org. 

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