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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In this issue: Restless legs syndrome, Alzheimer's, weight loss, chocolate and more

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Vol. 13, Issue 7  

February 15, 2012

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Restless legs syndrome can disrupt sleep and make traveling difficult. Mayo Clinic experts explain how self-care and lifestyle changes can help you if you have restless legs syndrome.

Also this week, get tips on Alzheimer's and mealtimes, see if prescription weight-loss drugs work, check out why chocolate may be healthy, join the conversation in the blogs, and more.

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Featured TopicRestless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome
Do you feel a creepy, crawly sensation in your legs after sitting for long periods or lying down at night? You could have restless legs syndrome.

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Alzheimer's: Making mealtimes easier
Alzheimer's and eating problems often go hand in hand — but you can help your loved one eat a healthy diet. Consider these tips.
Antibiotics: Misuse puts you and others at risk
Antibiotics can save lives. Used inappropriately, however, they may cause more harm than good.
Breast cancer types: What your type means
Not all breast cancers are the same. Understand what type of breast cancer you have and how it differs from other types of breast cancer.
Depression (major depression)
Take control of your mood and health. Explore the many depression treatment options and learn coping skills.
Prescription weight-loss drugs: Can they help you?
Weight-loss drugs aren't the easy answer to weight loss, but they can be a useful tool. Find out if these medicines could help you.

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Health Tip Of The Week

Craving chocolate? Go dark

Dark chocolate can be high in calories, but it may be a good choice if you're craving something sweet. Flavanols in dark chocolate appear to reduce risk factors for heart disease. Choose dark chocolate with cocoa content of 65 percent or higher. Limit yourself to no more than 3 ounces (85 grams) a day, which is the amount shown in studies to be helpful. Cut calories in other areas or step up the exercise to compensate for the extra calories.

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