THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Winter fitness: Safety tips for exercising outdoors
Chilly temperatures don't have to put your fitness routine on hold. Stay safe and warm with these cold-weather exercise tips.
Getting older increases the risk of having this blood disorder. The good news? Proper treatment may ease symptoms. Find out more.
Acupuncture for back pain?
Find out what the research says about easing chronic low back pain with acupuncture.
Flu symptoms: Should I see my doctor?
If you're at high risk of flu complications and have signs of the illness, see your doctor.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
What's your antibiotics IQ?
To fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections, and to avoid complications from unnecessary medication, everyone needs to be smart about using antibiotics. Keep these tips in mind: 1. Antibiotics are effective only for bacterial infections. They don't work for viral illnesses, such as the common cold. 2. If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, take them exactly as directed. Don't stop treatment early, even if you start feeling better. 3. Never take antibiotics that were prescribed for someone else.
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.
Nutrition-wise: Healthy gift ideas for the holidays
Are gift ideas for family, friends and coworkers in short supply? Get inspired with these fun and healthy suggestions.