- By Jen O'Hara
Housecall: Women Should Seek Treatment for Bladder Control Problems
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Bladder control problems in women: Seek treatment
Embarrassment over bladder issues shouldn't keep you from getting the help you need. Learn how to prepare for your visit and what to expect.
Chronic stress puts your health at risk
Your body's stress reaction was meant to protect you. But when it's constantly on alert, your health can pay the price. Here's how.
Ankle weights for fitness walkers: Good idea?
If walking is a part of your fitness routine, skip the ankle weights and simply pick up the pace. Here's why.
Shingles vaccine: Can I transmit the vaccine virus to others?
Although the shingles vaccine uses a live virus, you cannot infect other people when you get immunized.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Don't believe shaving myths
Contrary to popular belief, shaving hair doesn't make it grow back thicker. And, shaving doesn't affect how dark your hair is or how fast it grows. Shaving facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip that can feel coarse as the hair grows out. During this phase, the hair might appear darker or thicker, but it's not.
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: The new Nutrition Facts label — a tool for better health
After 20 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making significant changes to the Nutrition Facts label. Here are the changes you can expect to see.
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