• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

December 16, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Dealing with stress when you have MS
Living with MS can be stressful. Making certain lifestyle changes can help ease stress and make it easier to cope.

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
Walking: Is it enough for weight loss?
Walking may help you lose weight, but it may be even more important in helping you keep the weight off for the long term.

Is there a multiple sclerosis diet?
If you have been diagnosed with MS, find out if there is a special diet you should follow.

HEALTHY RECIPES
Poached pears
Lemon rice with golden raisins and almondsthree or four women's legs running in tennis shoes on treadmills
Pork medallions with herbes de Provence
Lima bean ragout with tomatoes and thyme

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Exercise doesn't need to go by the wayside when you're traveling. Before you leave, call your hotel and ask about on-site or nearby fitness facilities or equipment, such as treadmills, weight machines, running tracks, pools, tennis courts and outdoor trails. Then pack accordingly. Also consider keeping these things in your suitcase: athletic shoes, a jump rope and resistance bands.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Video: How to choose a fitness ball
TMJ disorders
Alzheimer's: When to stop driving
Slide show: Age-related vision problems

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