• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

October 12, 2015

woman having a mammogram, checking for breast cancer
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Breast cancer: Prevention
In addition to having regular mammograms, making changes in your daily life may help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Try these tips.

Depression: Supporting a family member or friend
Do you think a loved one could be depressed? Learn the signs and see how to encourage the person to get treatment.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Trouble breathing: Could it be asthma?
Wheezing and other breathing problems that last more than a few weeks could be signs of asthma or another condition.

How is brown fat different from other fat?
Researchers have uncovered a type of body fat that appears to burn calories. Can it help with weight loss?

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
Low-sodium recipes
Slide show: Weight training exercises
High cholesterol: Lifestyle and home remedies
Urinary tract infection (UTI)

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Potato soup with apples and Brie cheese
Braised chicken with mushrooms and pearl onions
Three-grain raspberry muffins
Pumpkin-hazelnut tea cake

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
How long can you keep leftovers?
Keep leftovers in the fridge no more than four days to prevent food poisoning. If you won't eat leftovers that quickly, freeze them immediately. For best food safety, refrigerate perishable foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs and casseroles, within two hours, or within one hour in temperatures above 90 F (32 C). Uncooked foods, such as cold salads or sandwiches, also should be eaten or refrigerated promptly.

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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