• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

July 20, 2015

Housecall Bannershot of runners feet on pavement with sun shining on themTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Heat and exercise: Keeping cool in hot weather
Exercising in the hot summer sun can raise your temperature, too. How can you beat the heat?

Pet allergy
Does playing with Fido or Fluffy make you sneeze or cause your nose to run? You may have a pet allergy. Discover the symptoms and which treatments may help.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Stress and weight gain
Eating in reaction to being stressed can cause you to pack on the pounds. These tips may help.

Ear candling: Is it safe?
This technique to remove earwax can actually be dangerous, causing serious injury. Find out why.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
Slide show: Add antioxidants to your diet
Chemical peel
How do rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis differ?
Nosebleeds: First aid

HEALTHY RECIPES
Vegetarian kebabs
Eggplant with toasted spices
Lemon rice with golden raisins and almonds
Orange slices with citrus syrup

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Sports drinks: Better than water?
Water is generally the best way to replace lost fluids. But if you're exercising for more than 60 minutes, use a sports drink. Sports drinks can help maintain your body's electrolyte balance and give you a bit more energy because they contain carbohydrates.

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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Nutrition-wise: Go nuts for good health
Did you know that nuts may help you lose weight, lower blood pressure and help your heart? See which ones to add to your diet.

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