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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Calf muscle injury common in runners over 40

Dear Mayo Clinic: I tore my calf muscle while running a few months ago and went to physical therapy for treatment. It seemed to heal well, but last weekend I tried running for the first time since the injury. After a couple of miles, I felt a strain in my calf. Is there anything else I can do, or will I have to give up running? I am a 51-year-old male.

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To burn the most calories, it helps to heed the clock

Next time you stagger into a Waffle House in the wee hours of the morning and order the Texas sausage egg & cheese melt (1,040 calories), consider this new research finding: At roughly that hour, the most basic operations of the human body throttle back their caloric needs by about 10 percent compared to the rate at which they will burn calories in late afternoon or early evening.

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Home remedies: What about those wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, especially for the face, neck, hands and forearms. But some people are more prone to wrinkles based on sun-exposure and other factors. Although genetics mainly determine skin structure and texture, sun exposure is a major cause of wrinkles, especially for fair-skinned people. Pollutants and smoking, also contribute to wrinkling.

Would this interpretive dance inspire you to get health insurance? Watch it now

Covered California commissioned this dance to depict how unexpected life events can leave people thankful for medical coverage. It kicked off this year’s open enrollment with a performance on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.