• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

September 1, 2014

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heart shape with words donate bloodTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Blood donation
Millions of people need blood transfusions each year. They may need it during surgery, after an accident or because of a disease. Help save a life today. Be a blood donor.

Home care services: Questions to ask
If you're recovering from surgery or have a chronic illness, you may need some support. Home care services can include nursing assistance and help with chores and errands.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Colloidal silver: Is it safe or effective?
Colloidal silver products aren't cure-alls and may wind up being harmful.

Leg pain after prolonged standing or sittingCologuard stool DNA screening box
New, persistent leg pain or aching may indicate an underlying circulation problem.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Grilling recipes
Slide show: Age-related vision problems
Stool DNA test
Sleepwalking

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Chipotle spiced shrimp
Grilled portobello mushroom burgers
Black bean and corn relish
Tasty apple pie

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Dark circles under eyes? Check your nose
Extra z's may not cure those dark circles under your eyes. One common cause is nasal congestion. When your nose gets congested, veins that usually drain from your eyes into your nose become widened and darker. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion and your dark circles.

NOW BLOGGING
Nutrition-wise; Mushrooms aren't just for vegetarians
Discover the surprising nutritional benefits of mushrooms.

 

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