Treating and living with HIV and AIDS
World AIDS Day is Sunday, Dec. 1, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating this chronic, potentially life-threatening condition. People with HIV and AIDS are living longer and better thanks to improved treatments, and knowing your status is an important first step. There’s no cure for AIDS, but there are medications that can dramatically slow the progression of the disease and control the virus. Learn more about the treatment options your health care provider may recommend for you.
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Heart rate: What’s normal?
Although there’s a wide range of normal, an unusually high or low heart rate may indicate an underlying problem. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. Learn more from Dr. Edward Laskowski, a Mayo Clinic physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center.
Video: ‘How Diabetes Affects Your Blood Sugar’
Your body uses glucose for energy. Glucose metabolism requires insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas. Here’s how normal glucose metabolism works and what happens when you have diabetes — a disease where your body can’t produce enough insulin or use insulin properly.
Breast cysts: What role does caffeine play?
Is that extra cup of coffee to blame for breast cysts, or fibrocystic breast changes? Does caffeine affect the discomfort associated with the condition? Learn more from Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, a Mayo Clinic general internal medicine physician and past director of the Mayo Clinic Breast Diagnostic Clinic.
Eye injury: Tips to protect vision
An accident can happen in the blink of an eye. While it’s true that many eye injuries happen on the job, almost as many happen around the home. And it’s not always easy to identify an eye injury, especially in a child. Being prepared — both through prevention and quick action in case of an emergency — can help keep you and your loved ones seeing clearly. Here’s what you need to know.