• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

September 15, 2014

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teal blue ribbon representing ovarian cancer awarenessman sitting at work desk on a fitness exercise ballTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Ovarian cancer
The signs of ovarian cancer may not appear until the later stages. Find out if you're at risk.

Office exercise: Add more activity to your workday
Is an office job keeping you from exercising? From balancing on a fitness ball to adjusting your commute, try these tips to rev up your routine.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Natural remedies for depression: Are they effective?
Herbal and dietary supplements for depression can't replace proper treatment. But some show promise.

Cold or allergy: Which is it?person sleeping with cold and flu medicine on bedside table
Is your fall cold really a seasonal allergy? Learn the symptoms of each.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Prediabetes
Domestic violence against women: Recognize patterns, seek help
Celiac disease
Breakfast recipes

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Carrot soup
Seared endive
Whole-grain banana bread
Steak with steamed vegetables, soba noodles and ginger sauce

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Calcium: Building better bones

Calcium is a mineral important for developing and maintaining strong bones. If you don't get enough calcium, you increase your risk of fractures and osteoporosis. Food sources include dairy products, fish with soft bones that you can eat and calcium-fortified foods. Calcium supplements can help fill any gaps left by your diet. Just don't overdo the calcium. Too much calcium can do more harm than good.

NOW BLOGGING
The Mayo Clinic Diet: Low-fat vs. low-carb
Low-fat and low-carb diets each have fans. But the type of diet you follow doesn't matter as much as your ability to follow it.

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