- By Laurel J. Kelly
Housecall: Safety Tips for Older Drivers
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Older drivers: 7 tips for driver safety
Sometimes, driving can be challenging for older adults. Follow these safety tips for older drivers, from taking good care of yourself to planning ahead and updating your skills.
Strategies to prevent heart disease
Heart disease may be a leading cause of death, but that doesn't mean you have to accept it as your fate. You can prevent heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. Here are seven strategies to get you started.
Does sunscreen expire?
Yes, sunscreen expires. Find out if you should get a new bottle.
Arcus senilis: A sign of high cholesterol?
See what a gray or white arc in the eye could mean for older and younger adults.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Banish back pain
Back pain is a common complaint. In most cases, you can take steps to prevent back pain. Try these:
- Exercise regularly
- Practice good posture
- Use proper lifting techniques
- Sit in chairs that support your lower back
- Maintain a healthy weight
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: The importance of scanning the environment
People who work in high-risk professions know that inattention can be fatal. Everyone can learn from their experience in anticipating and avoiding hazards.
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