• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

September 14, 2015

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Cholesterol: Top foods to improve your numbers
Can olive oil or a handful of walnuts improve your cholesterol? See which tweaks to your diet may help.

Polycythemia vera
With proper medical care, many people have few problems related to this blood disorder. Discover treatments and how to cope.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Celiac disease: Can gluten be absorbed through the skin?
See if you need to be concerned about sunscreens, shampoos and cosmetics that contain gluten.

Vitamin D toxicity: What if you get too much?
Having excessive amounts of vitamin D in your body poses certain risks. Here's what to know.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
Myelofibrosis
Video: Abdominal crunch
Essential thrombocythemia
Male breast cancer

HEALTHY RECIPES
Orange roughy with lemon and thyme
Sweet carrots
Braised kale with cherry tomatoes
Rustic apple-cranberry tart

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Feeling gassy and a little embarrassed?
Occasional flatulence is unavoidable, but embarrassing just the same. To prevent excess gas, try these tips: 1. Limit gas-producing foods, such as beans and broccoli. 2. Eat fewer fatty foods, such as fried foods and fatty meats. 3. Take a short walk after meals. 4. Try an over-the-counter anti-gas product.

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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Going the distance: Don't take the bait
Train yourself to steer clear of tempting online distractions to maintain focus and save time.

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