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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Mon, Aug 11 at 2:45pm EST

Monday's Housecall

Housecall Banner blue and whiteTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Fast food: Tips for choosing healthier options
Having a fast-food craving but don't want to ruin your diet? Here are some tips on ordering healthy.

Core exercises: Why you should strengthen your core muscles
Core exercises strengthen your abs and other core muscles for better balance and stability. Get the facts.

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EXPERT ANSWERS
Shingles vaccine: Should I get it?
The shingles vaccine is recommended for all adults older than age 60.

What is chikungunya fever and should I be worried?
Get the facts about this mosquito-borne virus that causes fever and severe joint pain.

Barefoot running shoes: Better than traditional running shoes?
Barefoot running shoes (five toe shoes) are designed to protect your feet while mimicking the mechanics of barefoot running.

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Black bean wrap
Buffalo chicken salad wrap
Tuna pita pockets
Chicken quesadillas

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Fruit how-to: Blueberry-banana smoothie
Want a new way to enjoy fresh fruit? Make your own blueberry-banana smoothie. In a blender, add 2 fresh or frozen bananas, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, and 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt. Blend until smooth.

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