- By Jennifer O'Hara
Housecall: What to Expect With Aging
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Aging: What to expect
Yes, aging is part of life … a normal part of life! See how healthy lifestyle choices can influence the way you age.
How do rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis differ?
The two most common types of arthritis both involve joint pain, but there are a number of differences. Discover these differences and some of their effects.
Cabbage soup diet: Can it help with weight loss?
Fans of this fad diet say that it helps you lose a few pounds quickly, but, before you go all in, learn its pros and cons.
Asthma triggers: Are hard flooring surfaces better than carpet?
Replacing carpet with hard flooring may be a good idea if you have asthma. Find out more.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Animal bites: Do you need a tetanus shot?
If you're bitten by an immunized pet and the wound barely breaks the skin, you can treat the wound yourself. Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water. Apply an antibiotic cream to prevent infection, and cover the wound with a clean bandage. However, if the wound is deep or dirty, ask your doctor about getting a tetanus shot or booster. It's best to get the shot as soon as possible after the injury.
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: Learning to let go
Retelling stories of disappointment keeps the pain fresh and prevents you from moving on.
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