• By Jen O'Hara

Monday's Housecall

March 2, 2015

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
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Bedbugs
About the size of apple seeds, bedbugs hide in and around beds. Know how to keep them out of your home and how to avoid them when traveling.

EXPERT ANSWERS
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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Sauce and dressing recipes
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Over-the-counter acne products: What works and why
Sore throat

HEALTHY RECIPES
Chicken and spinach calzones

Sloppy Joes
Spicy ground turkey tacos
Chicken strips with honey and mustard sauce

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Cook up ways to go low fat
Just by using healthy cooking techniques you can cut fat and calories. Try these easy tips:
1. Use nonstick cookware to brown food without adding fat.
2. Use healthier cooking methods, such as baking, broiling, steaming, poaching and roasting.
3. Use flavor enhancers, such as herbs, spices or flavored vinegars, instead of relying on salt.

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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