• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

September 9, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Fitness ball exercises: How-to video collection
Fitness balls may look like toys — but they can play an important role in nearly any fitness routine. See how fitness ball exercises are done.

Video: How to choose a fitness ball
Want to add variety to your fitness routine? Here's how to choose the right fitness ball for you.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Splitting doses: A good strategy for colonoscopy preparation?
Spreading preparation over two days is not only more tolerable, but does a better job of cleaning the colon.

The Special K diet: Helpful for weight loss?
Will eating cereal help your diet? See if the Special K diet works.

HEALTHY RECIPESTwo soapy hands holding an oval bar of soap
Curried cream of tomato soup with apples
Pork tenderloin with apples and balsamic vinegar
Apples with dip
Baked apples with cherries and almonds

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Soapy debate: Antibacterial or regular?
Despite soaring popularity, antibacterial soap is no more effective at killing germs than is regular soap. And using antibacterial soap may lead to the development of bacteria that are resistant to the products' antimicrobial agents, making it even harder to kill these germs in the future.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Antidepressants: Another weapon against chronic pain
Colon cancer
Bullying: Help your child handle a bully
Stress relief: When and how to say no

NOW BLOGGING
Living with diabetes: Enjoy fair food without torpedoing your diet
Having diabetes doesn't mean you have to skip the county fair. With these tips you can enjoy your fair favorites and stay on your diet.

 

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