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Started by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Mon, Jun 30 at 3:30pm EDT

Monday's Housecall

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES'increased work load' sign indicating job stress and burnout
Job burnout: How to spot it and take action
Discover if you're at risk of job burnout — and what you can do when your job begins to affect your health and happiness.

Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior
You may blame illness for that nagging headache, but stress may be the culprit. Learn how stress symptoms can affect you and how to manage them.

Myelofibrosis
This bone marrow disorder disrupts your body's normal production of blood cells. Discover the signs, causes, treatments and how to cope.

Heat and exercise: Keeping cool in hot weather
Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your body. Here are some precautions you can take to prevent heat-related illnesses.

several men walking on brick roadEXPERT ANSWERS
Nail ridges: Cause for concern?
Vertical nail ridges are common and often become more prominent with age.

Carpal tunnel exercises: Can they relieve symptoms?
Carpal tunnel exercises may be helpful, but not if used alone.

Walking: Is it enough for weight loss?
Walking may help with weight loss, depending how long and intensely you walk and what your diet is like.


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HEALTHY RECIPES
Hurricane punch
Spinach frittata
Iced latte
Caribbean red beans and brown rice

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEKmosquito
Treat mosquito bites
Bitten by one of those pesky little bloodsuckers? Don't scratch. Apply a hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion or a paste. To make a paste, take about 1 teaspoon (about 5 milliliters) of water and mix with an equal volume of dry meat tenderizer. Apply several times a day until your symptoms subside. A cold pack or baggie filled with crushed ice may help, too.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Earwax blockage
Bloating, belching and intestinal gas: How to avoid them
Staph infections
Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control

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