• By Dana Sparks

MONDAY HOUSECALL: Heart Disease and Flu Shots, Norovirus Infection, Juicing and more ...

February 4, 2013

FEATURED TOPIC Flu germs: How long can they live outside the body?
Flu germs are more resilient than you may think. Learn how to protect yourself. 

Highlights 
Flu shots: Especially important if you have heart disease 
Fitness: Tips for staying motivated 
Slide show: Melanoma pictures to help identify skin cancer 
Supplements: Nutrition in a pill? 
Norovirus infection

Expert Answers with Mayo Clinic Specialists 
Ginger for nausea: Does it work?
Juicing: What are the health benefits? 
Flu and pregnancy: Is antiviral medication safe? 
Universal blood donor type: Is there such a thing? 
Can I use yoga for weight loss? 

Healthy Recipes  
Hearty turkey chili
Southwestern cornmeal muffins
Turkey club sandwich 
Warm coleslaw with honey dressing

Blogs
Living with diabetes: Avoid cold-weather pitfalls when you have diabetes 
Alzheimer's: Dear Abby's connection to Mayo Clinic continues
Nutrition-wise: Strategies for dealing with snack attacks
Pregnancy and you: Body after baby — What happened?
Stress: Tap into the spiritual for help dealing with tragedy

Health Digest
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) 

Ectropion
Type 1 diabetes
Brachytherapy
C-reactive protein test

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