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Men's health Men's health
(8 days ago) The list includes heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury. Thankfully, most men's health threats are largely preventable. Make healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a healthy diet and including physical activity in your daily routine. It's also important to manage risky behavior, such as drinking too much and engaging in casual sex.
Health savings accounts: Is an HSA right for you
(6 days ago) Health savings accounts (HSAs) are like personal savings accounts, but the money in them is used to pay for health care expenses. You — not your employer or insurance company — own and control the money in your HSA.. One benefit of an HSA is that the money you deposit into the account is not taxed. To be eligible to open an HSA, you must have a special type of health insurance called a
Vagina: What's normal, what's not
(7 days ago) Vaginal health is an important part of a woman's overall health. Vaginal problems can affect your fertility, desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm. Ongoing vaginal health issues can also cause stress or relationship problems and impact your self-confidence.
10,000 steps a day: Too low
(6 days ago) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking. But you don't have to jump feet-first into the 150-minute goal. Start where you are and gradually increase your activity week by week.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
(2 days ago) Overview. Mayo Clinic specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) help restore movement and function to people disabled by disease or injury. PM&R physicians, called physiatrists (pronounced fiz-e-AT-rists), diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and the musculoskeletal system.
Kratom: Unsafe and ineffective
(9 days ago) If you read health news or visit vitamin stores, you may have heard about kratom, a supplement that is sold as an energy booster, mood enhancer, pain reliever and antidote for opioid withdrawal. However, the truth about kratom is more complicated, and the safety problems related to its use are concerning.
Alcohol use: Weighing risks and benefits
(3 days ago) Excessive drinking can increase your risk of serious health problems, including: Certain cancers, including breast cancer and cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus and liver. Pancreatitis. Sudden death if you already have cardiovascular disease. Heart muscle damage (alcoholic cardiomyopathy) leading to …
Oral health: A window to your overall health
(6 days ago) To protect your oral health, practice good oral hygiene daily. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush using fluoride toothpaste. Floss daily. Use mouthwash to remove food particles left after brushing and flossing. Eat a healthy diet and limit food with added sugars.
Women's health Women's health
(2 days ago) If you worry excessively about breast or ovarian cancer, your anxiety might be misplaced. Statistically, heart disease might be a more significant health risk. Thankfully, healthy lifestyle choices can go a long way toward reducing women's health risks. For some …
Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness
(1 days ago) Letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for improved health and peace of mind. Forgiveness can lead to: Healthier relationships. Improved mental health. Less anxiety, stress and hostility. Lower blood pressure. Fewer symptoms of depression. A stronger immune system. Improved heart health.
Posture: Align yourself for good health
(8 days ago) Good posture supports good health. Proper body alignment can help prevent excess strain on your joints, muscles and spine — alleviating pain and reducing the likelihood of injury. As a bonus, correct posture can boost your productivity and mood, as well as help you use your muscles more efficiently.
Telehealth: Technology meets health care
(3 days ago) Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services. Consider, for example, the ways telehealth could
Slide show: 10 great health foods
(Just Now) Good or excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. High in phytonutrients and antioxidant compounds, such as vitamins A and E and beta carotene. May help reduce risk of heart disease and other health conditions. Readily available. As an example, almonds are packed with nutrients — fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, iron and
Healthy sperm: Improving your fertility
(3 days ago) Sperm health depends on various factors, including quantity, movement and structure: Quantity. You're most likely to be fertile if your ejaculate — the semen discharged in a single ejaculation — contains at least 15 million sperm per milliliter. Too little sperm in an ejaculation might make it more difficult to …
Carbohydrates: How carbs fit into a healthy diet
(9 days ago) We are open for safe in-person care. Learn more: Mayo Clinic facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Our COVID-19 patient and visitor guidelines, plus trusted health information Latest on COVID-19 vaccination by site: Arizona patient vaccination updates Arizona, Florida patient vaccination updates Florida, Rochester patient vaccination updates Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health System
Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet
(1 days ago) Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer.
COVID-19 and your mental health
(3 days ago) During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and loneliness. And mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression, can worsen. Surveys show a major increase in the number of U.S. adults who report symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression during the pandemic, compared with surveys before the pandemic.
Children's health Children's health
(8 days ago) Children's health. By Mayo Clinic Staff. Nutrition and fitness are the cornerstones of children's health. To give your child a head start on lifelong fitness, consider children's sports and other kid-friendly physical activities. Chances are a few sports will spark your child's interest. Consider other classic tips from children's health
Adult health LGBTQ health
(Just Now) LGBTQ health. By Mayo Clinic Staff. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender queer or gender non-conforming people might face specific health concerns related to their gender incongruence, sexual orientation, practices and social stigma. LGBTQ people are at higher risk of anxiety and depression. Gay men are more likely to experience body
Calcium and calcium supplements: Achieving the right
(5 days ago) Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly. Some studies suggest that calcium, along with vitamin D, may have benefits beyond bone health: perhaps protecting against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Vaginal discharge Causes
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