• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

May 4, 2015

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Acupunctureacupuncture needles being placed in the skin
Are you having trouble controlling pain with conventional methods? Since acupuncture has few side effects, it may be worth a try.

Hypnosis
Hypnosis can help you cope with a number of conditions, including stress, anxiety and pain. It can also help treat obesity, smoking, insomnia and more.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Acai berries: Do they have health benefits?
Acai berries are a good source of nutrients, but some health claims may go too far.

Can yoga or tai chi help control rheumatoid arthritis?
When used with conventional treatments, the movements and breathing of yoga and tai chi may ease RA symptoms.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Moles
Anxiety
Long-term care: Early planning pays off
Vaccines for adults: Which do you need?

HEALTHY RECIPES
Southwestern cornmeal muffins
Southwestern frittata
Quesadillas
Guacamole

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Fruit: To peel or not to peel?
If you're tossing a fruit's edible peel, you're tossing fiber and nutrition, too. The peels of apples, pears and most fruits with pits add interesting texture to recipes and contain valuable nutrients and fiber. So go ahead, eat your peels.

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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Stress: Distractions: The best defense is a good offense
We live in an age of distractions. It's too easy to let these time-stealers devour your day. Fight back by taking control of your time and space.

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