• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

June 29, 2015

Housecall Bannercows in a corral, bovine, antibiotic resistanceTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Antibiotic resistance: Understanding the connection to antibiotic use in animals raised for food
How can treating a sick cow cause you to get an infection? See how antibiotics given to food-producing animals may affect you.

Top 5 lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol
Taking a brisk daily walk. Eating more soluble fiber. These are just a few changes that may help improve your cholesterol numbers. What else can you do?

EXPERT ANSWERS
Lack of sleep: Can it make you sick?
Not getting enough shut-eye can affect your immune system. This can make you more likely to get sick and take longer to recover.

Vitamin B-12 injections for weight loss: Do they work?
A shot that helps you shed pounds sounds appealing, but there's no solid evidence that vitamin B-12 injections work.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS 
Cataract surgery
Slide show: Guide to gourmet salt
Scleroderma
Intervention: Help a loved one overcome addiction

HEALTHY RECIPES
Grilled pineapple
Grilled cod with crispy citrus salad
Grilled portobello mushroom burgers
Grilled angel food cake

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Stop warts from spreading
If you have warts, you can spread the virus to other places on your own body. Here's how to stop the spread: 1. Don't brush, clip, comb or shave areas with warts. 2. Don't use the same file or nail clipper on warts as you use on healthy nails. 3. Don't pick at warts. If you can't keep your hands off, cover your warts with an adhesive bandage. 4. Wash your hands carefully after touching your warts.

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: FDA declares trans fat unsafe
After years of deliberation, the FDA formally announces that partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) are no longer safe for use in manufactured foods.

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