• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Reducing your risk of breast cancer

October 10, 2016

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Breast cancer: Prevention
In addition to having regular mammograms, making changes in your daily life may help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Try these tips.

Depression: Supporting a family member or friend
Do you think a loved one could be depressed? Learn the signs and see how to encourage the person to get treatment.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Shingles vaccine: Should I get it?
The shingles vaccine is recommended for adults 60 and older, whether they've already had shingles or not.

How is brown fat different from other fat?
Researchers have uncovered a type of body fat that appears to burn calories. Can it help with weight loss?

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Vegetable recipes
Prostate cancer: Ways to reduce your risk
Gastric bypass surgery
Slideshow: Common skin rashes

HEALTHY RECIPES
Braised kale with cherry tomatoes
Fettuccine with swiss chard and mushrooms
Salad greens with pears, fennel and walnuts
Tossed greens with pasta, fruit and balsamic vinaigrette

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Is sea salt healthier than table salt?
Despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being a healthier type of salt, it has the same basic nutritional value as table salt. In fact, by weight, sea salt and table salt contain comparable amounts of sodium. The main differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing. Whichever type of salt you enjoy, do so in moderation. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams a day.

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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Nutrition-wise: Pumpkin trivia — 10 facts about this fall favorite
While you're designing jack-o'-lanterns and making cozy fall dishes, entertain family and friends with these pumpkin facts.

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