- By Dana Sparks
THIS 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.
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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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.
PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Guide to types of weight-loss surgery
Risks of high cholesterol: Why you need to control it
Nutrition-wise: Fruit or vegetable — Do you know the difference?
Can you explain the difference between fruits and vegetables? And do you get enough of both in your diet?