THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Too much belly fat and high blood pressure are just two of the conditions that make up metabolic syndrome. See if you should be concerned.
Breast cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk
You may know that having regular mammograms is a step toward preventing breast cancer. But which everyday choices also can help protect you? Find out now.
Diabetes: Does alcohol and tobacco use increase my risk?
Find out how the chances of having Type 2 diabetes can jump with smoking and drinking.
What are the signs and symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa?
Know which skin problems could be evidence of this chronic condition.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Is stress to blame for hair loss?
Stress and hair loss can be related. Extreme emotional or physical stress, such as a traumatic injury, could take a toll on your tresses. In these cases, any hair loss is usually temporary. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when combing or washing your hair.
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: Navigating health care's choppy waters
Few things are as stressful as learning you have a health problem. Yet, you need to be in control to ensure you get the proper care. Here's some practical advice.
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