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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Mon, Feb 3 at 6:16pm EST

Monday's Housecall

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Snacks: How they fit into your weight-loss plan
Discover creative and healthy snacks to satisfy your hunger without sabotaging your weight loss.

Medical history: Compiling your medical family tree
Use a special family tree to track your family's health information.

EXPERT ANSWERS
What is BPA? Should I be worried about it?
Heard about BPA but not sure what it is? See what products it's in and explore alternatives.

Heart attack prevention: Should I avoid secondhand smoke?
It's possible that secondhand smoke can irritate your arteries, increasing your heart attack risk.

HEALTHY RECIPES
Chicken sliders
Sweet and spicy snack mixSteaming cup of coffee with coffee beans
Spinach dip with mushrooms
Hurricane punch

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Calorie count: Check your coffee cup
Coffee choices are nearly limitless. You can choose from plain, flavored, whipped, topped, iced and even frozen versions. Of course, how you choose to dress up your coffee makes all the difference in calories, fat and sugar. If you're watching your weight, consider sticking to basic black. A plain cup of brewed coffee contains zero fat and only a couple of calories.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Bladder control problems in women: Lifestyle strategies for relief
Slide show: 7 fingernail problems not to ignore
Night leg cramps
Barriers to fitness: Overcoming common challenges

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