• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

May 25, 2015

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Omega-3 in fish: How eating fish helps your heartMediterranean-style grilled salmon
Worried about heart disease? Try eating one to two servings of fish a week. Discover the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

Prescription weight-loss drugs
Interest in weight-loss medicines is growing as more drugs become available. Could one of them help you? Find out if you may be a candidate.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Colon cleansing: Is it helpful or harmful?
Colon cleansing is popular among some alternative medicine practitioners who claim it has health benefits. Get the facts first.

Body fat analyzers: How accurate are they?
Body fat can be measured with hand-held body fat analyzers, but accuracy varies.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Living wills and advance directives for medical decisions

Slide show: Age-related vision problems
Denial: When it helps, when it hurts
Animal bites: First aid

HEALTHY RECIPES
Grilled chicken salad with olives and oranges

Jamaican barbecued pork
Apple-fennel slaw
Fruit with balsamic vinegar syrup 

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Time your lotions right
Apply moisturizers immediately after bathing. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on the skin. Immediately moisturize your skin with an oil or cream to help trap water in the surface cells.

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.

NOW BLOGGING
Nutrition-wise: Farmers market — A healthy way to buy local
Shopping at a farmers market is a good way support your local economy, go green and refresh your healthy eating habits.

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