• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

September 8, 2014

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Belly fat in women: Taking and keeping it off
Having too much belly fat can do more than make it hard to zip up your jeans. Extra weight around your middle also carries health risks.

Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness
Learning to forgive and let go can lead you down the path of healing and peace.A suspicious mole showing melanoma skin cancer.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Paleo diet: What is it and why is it so popular?
This eating plan is modeled on prehistoric human diets. Is it right for modern humans?

Recurrent prostate infection: What are the treatment options?
A prostate infection that keeps coming back might require different medications.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Video: Skin cancer— How skin cancer develops
Autism spectrum disorder
Yellow fever
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Strawberry shortcake
Tossed greens with pasta, fruit and balsamic vinaigrette
Balsamic roast chicken
Fresh tomato soup with crispy herb toasts

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Fast-food tip: Have it your way
Can fast food be part of a healthy-eating plan? Sure, if you order wisely and choose fast food only occasionally. Instead of settling for what comes with your sandwich or meal, ask for healthier options and substitutions. For example, ask for reduced-fat mayonnaise or mustard on your sandwich.

NOW BLOGGING
The Mayo Clinic Diet: Tips to save time, eat healthy and exercise regularly
It's a busy, busy, busy world. But you can still eat healthy and exercise regularly. Try these tips.

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