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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Mon, Jun 2 at 10:33am EDT

Monday's Housecall

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls
Take steps now to prevent falls and maintain your independence. Here are six strategies to help you avoid injury.

Vegetarian diet: How to get the best nutritionWoman holding bag of vegetables for vegetarian diet
A vegetarian diet can meet your nutritional needs if you follow this helpful guide.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Elliptical machines: Better than treadmills?
Your fitness goals can help you determine which type of exercise equipment to use.

Coffee calories: Sabotaging your weight loss?
Plain coffee has only a few calories, but the numbers rise when you start adding extras.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Mosquito on human skin
Mosquito bites
Mental health: What's normal, what's not
Obesity
Calcium and calcium supplements: The right balance

HEALTHY RECIPES
Grilled angel food cake
Vegetarian kebabs
Mediterranean-style grilled salmon
Caesar salad with grilled chicken

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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Shopping for shades?
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage your eyes, not just your skin. Choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. Skip sunglasses that are labeled 'cosmetic' and those that don't offer details on the amount of UV protection. Opt for larger lenses rather than smaller lenses. Better yet, choose wraparound sunglasses. Be aware that while polarized lenses reduce glare, they don't offer any UV protection unless they're specifically treated with UV coating.

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Is NEAT part of your weight-control plan?
NEAT stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis. Things like housework, walking to meetings and taking the stairs are NEAT. And they all burn calories.

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