• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

August 24, 2015

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Arthritis pain: Do's and don'ts
To cope with arthritis pain, strike a balance between activity and rest. Try these useful tips on exercise, medications and more.

What are chronic hives?
Acute and chronic hives look the same, but the length of time your symptoms last can help you tell them apart. Get the facts.

EXPERT ANSWERS
High-fructose corn syrup: Any health concerns?
The jury's still out on whether this common sweetener is worse for you than other kinds. But too much of it can be an issue.

Antibiotics and alcohol
Combining antibiotics and alcohol can lead to side effects such as stomach upset, dizziness and drowsiness.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
Excessive sweating
Food allergy
Insect bites and stings: First aid
Allergy-proof your home

HEALTHY RECIPES
Grilled salmon on sourdough bread
Warm coleslaw with honey dressing
Classic Boston baked beans
Spiced carrot raisin bread

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Working out? Time your meals right
When you work out after a big meal, you may feel sluggish or have cramps or an upset stomach. That's because your muscles and your digestive system are competing with each other for energy. On the flip side, if you don't eat before you exercise, especially right away in the morning, you may feel weak, faint or tired. To strike the right balance, eat a light snack before exercising. After a big meal, wait a few hours before hitting the gym.

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: The high cost of worrying
Obsessing over things you can't change can take a toll on your mental and physical health. Discover a way to break the habit of worrying.

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