• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

October 21, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Warning signs of Alzheimer's
Know the difference between the warning signs of Alzheimer's and typical age-related behavior.

Sodium: How to tame your salt habit
Getting too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and cause other health problems. See how to cut back on salt.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Whitening toothpaste: Does it whiten teeth?dentures, toothbrushes, tooth whitening trays, water pic on blue background
Find out how whitening toothpaste works and whether it's effective.

Warm-mist vs. cool-mist humidifiers: Which is better for a cold?
Warm-mist and cool-mist humidifiers are equally effective in humidifying the air.

HEALTHY RECIPES
Chicken brats
Spicy red cabbage
Pork tenderloin with fennel sauce

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Eating out? Watch for trans fat
Have you been trying to keep foods that contain trans fat out of your kitchen? Good move! But what about when you're eating in a restaurant? Some restaurants still use trans fat when frying food. For example, a large serving of french fries at some fast-food restaurants might contain 5 grams or more of trans fat. When dining out, read menu labels or ask the staff for nutritional information. Arm yourself with the details you need to order wisely.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Infidelity: Mending your marriage after an affair
Hemorrhoids
Prescription weight-loss drugs: Can they help you?
Common headache types


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