- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Mammogram guidelines: What's changed?
Get the latest Mayo Clinic mammogram guidelines for breast cancer screening.
Heart disease prevention: Strategies keep your heart healthy
You can avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today. Here are six tips to get you started.
Alzheimer's prevention: Does it exist?
Staying physically and mentally fit may be most effective in preventing Alzheimer's.
Migraines: Are they triggered by weather changes?
Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Need a snack? Go nuts!
Nuts can be good for your heart. They may lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or 'bad,' cholesterol levels. Eating nuts may reduce the risk of developing blood clots that can lead to a heart attack. Try a small handful of nuts every day. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts and pecans are also very heart healthy. Even peanuts, which are technically not a nut, but a legume, can be good for you. Of course, choosing nuts coated in chocolate, sugar or salt may cancel out their heart-healthy benefits.
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Diet: New weight-loss guidelines to help you navigate new year
Even a little weight loss can deliver health benefits. Find a diet that appeals to you. Strive for a long-term maintenance plan to keep the weight off.