• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

April 20, 2015

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runner being timed by person holding a stopwatchTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Rev up your workout with interval training Want to burn more calories or simply shake up your workout? Try interval training. It's an easy technique whether you're a fitness novice or have been exercising for ages.

Alcohol use: If you drink, keep it moderate
Light to moderate drinking offers possible health benefits, but it's not risk-free. Here's a look at the connection between alcohol and your health.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in the morning
The a.m. stiffness and pain of rheumatoid arthritis can get in the way of your morning routine. These tips may help.

E. coli: How can I tell if food is contaminated?
E. coli doesn't affect the way a food looks, smells or tastes. But you can protect yourself. Here's how.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Frozen shoulder
Cosmetic surgery: What to know beforehand
Sinus headaches
Lupus

HEALTHY RECIPES
Baked salmon with Southeast Asian marinade
Baby beet and orange salad
Pasta with spinach, garbanzos and raisins
Broiled scallops with sweet lime sauce

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
First-aid kits: Just in case
A well-stocked first-aid kit can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies. Keep at least one first-aid kit in your home and one in your car. Store your kits in easy-to-retrieve locations, out of reach of young children. Make sure children old enough to understand the purpose of the kits know where they're stored. You can buy first-aid kits at many drugstores or assemble your own. Check your first-aid kits at least every three months to be sure the flashlight batteries work and to replace supplies that have expired.

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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