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Teenage pregnancy: Helping your teen cope

Teenage pregnancy: Helping your teen copeTeenage pregnancy can have a profound impact on a teen’s life. Help your child understand the options, health risks and challenges ahead.By Mayo Clinic Staff Pregnancy can be one of the most difficult experiences a teenager faces. Understand how to help your teen address the challenges ahead. Provide support Teenage…

3 ways to become more stress resilient

3 ways to become more stress resilientStress is unavoidable. The key is learning how to cope with it. Discover three ways to bolster your stress response and build resiliency without adding extra time to your schedule.By Brooke L. Werneburg Resilience means being able to adapt to life’s inevitable stresses and setbacks. In other words, you…

Treatment-resistant depression

Treatment-resistant depressionSometimes depression doesn’t get better, even with treatment. Explore what you can do about it.By Mayo Clinic Staff If you’ve been treated for depression but your symptoms haven’t improved, you may have treatment-resistant depression. Taking an antidepressant or going to psychological counseling (psychotherapy) eases depression symptoms for most people. But with treatment-resistant depression, standard…

Grilled pineapple

Dietitian’s tip: Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes before you plan to grill. Number of servings Serves 8High FiberLow FatHealthy carbLow Sodium Ingredients For the marinade 2 tablespoons dark honey 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 firm, ripe pineapple 8 wooden skewers,…

Slide show: Sun damage

Slide show: Sun damage Previous Next 1 of 10 Uneven pigmentation To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the brown pigment called melanin. The extra melanin makes your skin look darker or sun-tanned. Sometimes the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular…

Rheumatoid arthritis: Protect your health with vaccines

Rheumatoid arthritis: Protect your health with vaccinesLearn why vaccines are so important for people who have rheumatoid arthritis.By Mayo Clinic Staff Rheumatoid arthritis and the medications used to treat it can increase your risk of developing infections. Vaccinations can help prevent some of these infections. An autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system…

Jamaican barbecued pork tenderloin

By Mayo Clinic Staff Dietitian’s tip: This dry rub is inspired by the hot and spicy flavor of jerk seasoning. Number of servings Serves 4 Ingredients 2 teaspoons firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne…

Healthy body image: Tips for guiding teens

Healthy body image: Tips for guiding teensA healthy body image is an important part of a growing teen’s self-esteem. Understand what you can do to help your teen feel comfortable with his or her body.By Mayo Clinic Staff Teenagers often face significant pressure to meet strict, unrealistic and harmful ideals around beauty and body build,…

How to break the busy cycle

How to break the busy cycleBecause of the pressure to be busy, some of us have forgotten how to simply “be.” But downtime is important for your well-being. Instead of automatically doing more, take a step back and examine why you’re so busy. Then embrace the value of doing nothing.By Charlene M. Martin Lillie You’re…