• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

February 10, 2014

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Pedometer for walkingTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Walking for fitness? Make it count with a pedometer
Counting your steps with a pedometer can motivate you to keep walking. Here's what to look for and how to set walking goals.

Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease
Ready to start your heart-healthy diet? Here are eight tips to get you started.

Vicks VapoRub: An effective nasal decongestant?
Vicks VapoRub is often used as a nasal decongestant. Does it work?

Normal weight obesity: A hidden health risk?
Find out how you can be obese when your weight is normal.

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Frosty almond date shake
Muesli breakfast bars

Preventive health care: Who needs it?
If you've never had a serious illness, getting sick is probably the last thing on your mind. Still, good health takes effort. See your doctor for recommended vaccinations and screenings to make sure you're doing everything you can to stay healthy. By getting regular screenings, you give your doctor a chance to detect problems early, when they're easiest to treat.

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Stress: Three game-changing tips for the new year
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