- By Jen O'Hara
Housecall: What to Expect With Aging
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Aging: What to expect
Aging isn't glamorous, but you're not necessarily at the mercy of Mother Nature. See how healthy lifestyle choices can influence the way you age.
Although Valentine's Day is months away, "kissing bugs" have been found in parts of the U.S. The insects can transmit Chagas disease, so know the symptoms and how to stay safe.
Electric toothbrush: Better than a manual toothbrush?
Using an electric toothbrush might help you remove more plaque from your teeth and improve your gum health.
How can I decrease the fatigue of rheumatoid arthritis?
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, try these practical ideas to fight fatigue and boost your energy.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Had an eye exam lately?
Regular eye exams are an important part of preventive health care, even if you don't wear glasses. Consult your eye care professional for periodic eye exams. In general, if you're healthy and have no vision problems, have your vision checked every five to 10 years in your 20s and 30s. Between ages 40 and 65, have your vision checked every two to four years. After age 65, get your eyes checked every one to two years.
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: Put yourself in their shoes
Dealing with bureaucracy is no one's favorite activity. Just imagine what it's like when it's your job.