- By Laurel Kelly
Housecall: Jump-start your day with a healthy breakfast
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Healthy breakfast: Quick, flexible options
Eating breakfast jump-starts your day and may even help your overall health, so don't skip it because you're short on time. Give these fast morning meals a try.
Vaccines for adults: Which do you need?
Immunizations aren't just for kids. Grown-ups need certain shots, too. Besides getting the annual flu vaccine, are you up to date?
High blood pressure and cold remedies: Which are safe?
Over-the-counter cold medicines aren't off limits if you have high blood pressure, but it's important to make careful choices.
Stool color: When to worry
If your stool is a different color than normal, find out the role that diet has to play.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Blood pressure tip: Get more potassium
Want to lower your blood pressure? Consume less sodium and more potassium. Sodium increases your blood pressure. Potassium can minimize the damage by lessening the effects of sodium on blood pressure. Many fruits and vegetables are good sources of potassium, including bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, spinach, peas and tomatoes.
Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.
Don't believe everything you see about cancer 'cures'
Cancer scams abound online. What's legit and what could be potentially dangerous? Ask yourself these questions.
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