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  Contents Brain and Heart 1. Reducing your risk of stroke and heart attack. . . . 3 2. Exercising for a healthy heart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3. Choosing a home blood pressure unit. . . . . . . . . . 5 4. Staying mentally sharp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Digestive and Urinary Tracts 5. Avoiding heartburn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 6. Preventing excess gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 7. Preventing constipation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 8. Do’s and don’ts for diarrhea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 9. Dealing with stress incontinence. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bones and Joints 10. Preventing osteoporosis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 11. Treating back pain at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 12. Living with arthritis:Assistive devices. . . . . . . . 13 Skin and Hair 13. Spotting skin cancer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 14. Guarding against dry skin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 15. Controlling dandruff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Eyes and Ears 16. Ensuring proper lighting...................16 17. Protecting your eyes from the sun. . . . . . . . . . . . 17 18. Preventing noise-induced hearing loss. . . . . . . . . 18 19. Choosing a hearing aid.....................18 Nose,Throat and Mouth 20. Relieving seasonal allergies.................19 21. Soothing minor sorethroat pain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 22. Battling bad breath. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 23. Choosing toothpaste and mouthwash. . . . . . . . . 22 Legs and Feet 24. Controlling painful leg cramps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 25. Self-care tips for varicose veins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 26. Shopping for shoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 27. Staying ahead of athlete’s foot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25  Cover image ©Photodisc 28. Preventing and treating corns and calluses. . . . . 26 29. Warming up cold hands and feet. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Prevention of Common Illnesses 30. Do’s and don’ts for avoiding infections. . . . . . . 28 31. Fending off the flu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Medications 32. Avoiding food and drug interactions. . . . . . . . . . . 30 33. Asking the right questions about your medications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Doctor-Patient Relationship 34. Getting the most from a visit to your doctor. . . . 32 35. Following your doctor’s advice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Food and Nutrition 36. Choosing disease-fighting foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 37. Using healthycooking methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 38. Do’sand don’ts for losing weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 39. Handling food safely. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 40. Keeping foods safe at picnics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Dietary Supplements 41. Choosing a multivitamin as you get older. . . . . . 38 42. Making informed decisions about herbal supplements.......................39 Safety and First Aid 43. How to prevent falls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 44. Preventing yardwork mishaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 45. Treating puncture wounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 46. Do’sand don’ts for minor burns..............43 47. Staying clear of lightning...................44 48. Handling a medical emergency at home. . . . . . . 45 Stress Management 49. Healthy ways to deal with stress. . . . . . . . . . . . 46 50. Getting a good night’s sleep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47  BRAIN AND HEART Reducing your risk of strokeand heart attack One of the best ways to protect yourself against a stroke orheart attack is by not smoking. Here are other ways: ã Maintain a healthy weight Being overweight increases your risk of high blood pressure,high cholesterol levels,cardiovascular disease anddiabetes —risk factors for a stroke and heart attack. So eat a nutritious dietand aim for 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity on most days. ã Limit fats and cholesterol Limit meat to a total of 6 ounces daily. Choose fat-free orlow-fat dairy products. Limit saturated fats and avoid transfats. Instead of solid fats (butter,margarine,shortening),usemonounsaturated oils (canola,olive and peanut) and polyun-saturated oils (corn,safflower,sesame,sunflower and soy). ã Eat fish that have omega-3s Eat fish that have omega-3 fatty acids,such as salmon andtrout. (See “Eat foods high in omega-3s,”page 34.) ã Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Produce contains nutrients such as potassium,folate andantioxidants that may protect against stroke and heart attack.Eat at least three servings of fruits and at least four servingsof vegetables daily. ã Use alcohol moderately,if at all Too much alcohol can raise blood pressure. Moderate drink-ing is defined as no more than one drink a day for women andanyone age 65 or older and no more than two drinks a day formen under 65. ã Reduce sodium (salt) Limiting sodium in your diet and making other lifestylechanges can help prevent high blood pressure. If you alreadyhave it,reducing sodium intake further may help lower it. 3 50 Head-to-Toe Health Tips  1
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