• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

September 7, 2015

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Ovarian cancer
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to brush up on the facts and signs of this disease.

Caregiving: Tips for long-distance caregivers
From providing emotional support to managing bills, there are a number of ways to aid a loved one from afar. These tips can help.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Multigrain vs. whole grain: Which is healthier?
The term "multigrain" means that more than one grain is used, while "whole grain" refers to the entire kernel.

Do cortisol blockers aid weight loss?
The makers of cortisol blockers claim that their products help you lose weight, but the evidence is slim at best.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
Grilling recipes
Slide show: Tips for choosing and using walkers
Quit smoking: Strategies to help you quit
Video: Travel safety

HEALTHY RECIPES
Chicken fajitas
Black bean wrap
Vegetable salsa
Seasonal fruit palette

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
5 ways to avoid secondhand smoke
Want to avoid secondhand smoke? Try these tips: 1. Don't allow smoking in your home. If your guests smoke, ask them to do it outside. 2. If your partner smokes, encourage him or her to quit. 3. Don't allow smoking in your vehicle. 4. Only visit restaurants and other businesses that enforce no-smoking policies. 5. Choose smoke-free care facilities for children and aging loved ones.

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: Vegetarian diets and weight loss
Research shows that going vegetarian may help you lose weight. Find out why.

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