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Men's health: Prevent the top threats
The list of the top hazards to men's health is surprisingly short. But there are several things you can do now to lower your risk.

Dietary fats: Know which types to choose
Trans fat. Saturated fat. Omega-3 fatty acids. Not all fat is created equal. Find out which kinds to choose for good health and which ones to skip.

Can yoga help me lose weight?
Trying to shed some pounds? Don't rely on yoga alone. Add aerobic activities to burn more calories.

How can I ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms at night?
If the nighttime pain of rheumatoid arthritis is keeping you from sound slumber, here's what you can do.

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Ingredient substitutions pack nutritional punch

Want to boost the amount of vitamins, minerals and fiber in your regular recipes? Try some simple substitutions. Use whole-wheat flour for half of all-purpose flour. Use rolled oats or crushed bran cereal instead of dry bread crumbs. Replace iceberg lettuce with arugula, chicory, collard greens, dandelion greens, kale, spinach or watercress. And instead of white rice try brown rice, wild rice, bulgur or pearl barley.

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: Mushrooms aren't just for vegetarians
Discover the surprising nutritional benefits of mushrooms and how they may help you keep your weight under control.