• By Dana Sparks

MONDAY HOUSECALL: Hand Washing, Flu Germs, SAD, Bad Breath, Fibromyalgia and more…

January 14, 2013

Featured Topic Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — Don't brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the "winter blues" or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own.

Highlights 
Hand Washing: Do's and don'ts 
Sick baby? When to seek medical attention 
Bad breath 
Managing fibromyalgia symptoms 
Slide show: Guide to portion control for weight loss

Expert Answers with Mayo Clinic Specialists 
Flu germs: How long can they live outside the body? 
LABAs for asthma — Should I stop taking them?
Can you use honey for allergies?
What is reflexology?
Does prickly pear cactus have health benefits?

Healthy Recipes  
Beef stroganoff
Beet walnut salad
Linguine with mushrooms
Cranberry spritzer

Blogs
Stress: Live like there's no second chance
Pregnancy and you: Baby showers — can you have too many?
Living with cancer: Watch and wait cancers — monitoring has benefits 

Health Digest 
Whooping cough
Mononucleosis
West Nile virus
Carotid ultrasound
Dental implant surgery

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

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