Dear Mayo Clinic: I am a mom of three kids under 10, and I have struggled with weight loss for years. I am challenged between family and work obligations to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I always start off strong, but then I get overwhelmed and stop. Last month, despite trying to eat right a… Read More ⇒

Today a friend said, “What a difference a good night’s sleep makes.” What an absolutely true statement. I adore sleep. When my daughter was a baby, I always said how thankful I was to be blessed with a “sleeper.” Even though she is now 25, I can still tell when she is overtired. Read More ⇒

Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that irritating headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the cause.This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff… Read More ⇒

Q: I have been working from home as a result of COVID-19. The adjustment has been difficult, and created a lot of stress and strain on my mental and physical health. I find that I spend much of my time in front of the computer. I eat more often, and I barely go outside. A friend suggested I … Read More ⇒

Heart disease and stroke continue to be the most dangerous threats to a woman’s health. In the U.S., 1 in 4 women die from cardiovascular disease. During February, which is American Heart Month, there continues to be an emphasis on raising awareness about the risks to help save lives. Read More ⇒

If this week is when you get a real dose of the white stuff and have to navigate slick spots on the road and the pavement, here’s a refresher on how to make sure you and your loved ones get through it unscathed by weather-related injuries while shoveling and walking on ice. Read More ⇒

While 2020 upended a lot of norms, I do not expect to see a major decline in the number of people who resolved to get in better shape as the calendar rolled over to a new year. What might be different, however, is an increase in people looking for ways to work out alone and away from a gym. Read More ⇒

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her care, she was found to have a BRCA2 mutation. Her doctor suggested that my brothers and I get tested for this mutation, too. I am a 26-year-old woman, and I am not sure what this means for me and my risk of cancer. Read More ⇒