• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Allergy-Proof Your Home

April 4, 2016

gloved hands spraying cleaner on a bathroom sink faucet and wiping with a cleaning rag
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Allergy-proof your home
Thinking about spring cleaning? If you have hay fever or allergic asthma, it's also a good time to rid your home of what's causing your allergies.

7 signs and symptoms not to ignore
Some subtle symptoms — such as shortness of breath — could be red flags for more serious problems. Take note of these signs.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Loss of taste and smell: Natural with aging?
After age 60, your ability to taste and smell things may fade a bit. Getting older may play a role, but not always.

Bipolar disorder in children: Is it possible?
Most often bipolar disorder is diagnosed in older children and teens, but it can occur in kids of any age. Here are the signs.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Weight training: Improve your muscular fitness
Tips for eating well during chemotherapy
Video: Freezing heart muscle
Slideshow: Hand exercises for people with arthritis

HEALTHY RECIPES
Broiled grouper with teriyaki sauce
Baked chicken and wild rice with onion and tarragon
Poached pears
Apple dumpling

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
What stresses you out?
Effective stress management starts with identifying your sources of stress. One way to do this is to make a list of the situations, concerns or challenges that trigger your stress response. Take a moment to write down the top 10 issues you're facing right now. Once you know what stresses you out, you can start developing ways to put stress in its place.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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Nutrition-wise: Rate your plate
Working on wellness? Take a moment to evaluate your progress with this healthy eating quiz.

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