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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Mon, Jun 16 at 9:00am EDT

Monday's Housecall

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Closeup of child face with measles

Measles causes a red, blotchy rash that usually appears first on the face and behind the ears, then spreads downward to the chest and back and finally to the feet.

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Measles
Measles cases in the U.S. are at a 20-year high, according to the CDC. Be sure you and your loved ones are up to date with your vaccines.

Cholesterol medications: When diet and exercise aren't enough
If you can't control your cholesterol with lifestyle changes, medication can help.

Hearing loss
If you have hearing loss, you don't have to live in a world of muted, less distinct sounds. Learn the symptoms, treatments and ways to cope.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Lung nodules: Can they be cancerous?
Most lung nodules are noncancerous, but some may represent early-stage lung cancer.

Low testosterone treatment: What are the options?
Choosing a specific testosterone therapy depends on your preference, the side effects and the cost.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Dizziness
Suspicious breast lumps
Risk factors for multiple sclerosis

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Apple corn muffins
Lasagna
Spinach berry salad
Mixed berry pie

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Treat mosquito bites
Bitten by one of those pesky little bloodsuckers? Don't scratch. Apply a hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion or a paste. To make a paste, take about 1 teaspoon (about 5 milliliters) of water and mix with an equal volume of dry meat tenderizer. Apply several times a day until your symptoms subside. A cold pack or baggie filled with crushed ice may help, too.

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