- By Jen O'Hara
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity
Working out can improve your mood, boost your energy and help you sleep better. How many more reasons do you need to get moving?
Women's health: Prevent the top threats
Taking steps to avoid the leading threats to women's health is easier than you think. See what you can do today to help stave off heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Protein shakes: Good for weight loss?
Despite what manufacturers claim, protein shakes aren't a magic bullet for weight loss. Here's why.
Too much vitamin C: Is it harmful?
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient, but consuming megadoses could be risky.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Have cold sores? Keep them to yourself
If you have cold sores, do your part to avoid spreading them to others: 1. Avoid skin-to-skin contact. This includes kissing. 2. Don't share utensils, towels, lip balm or other personal items. 3. Wash your hands before touching your eyes or genital area. 4. Wash your hands before touching another person.
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: Dietary supplements: Greater accountability needed
Dietary supplement firms don't need FDA approval before they market their products. But the FDA can take action later on if the supplement is found to be unsafe.