• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

August 12, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Psoriasis risk factors
Anyone can develop psoriasis, but certain factors can increase your risk of developing the disease.

Slide show: Common skin rashes
See pictures of common skin rashes that may be of concern.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Psoriasis treatment: Can fish oil supplements reduce symptoms?
Fish oil supplements may be helpful in psoriasis treatment, but use caution.

Menopause and high blood pressure: What's the connection?
For many women, menopause and high blood pressure seem to go hand in hand.

HEALTHY RECIPESThree clear glasses of smoothie drinks - orange, pink, purple - with fruit around them
Hawaiian calzone
Hot ham and cheese sandwiches with mushrooms
Tuna salad sandwiches
Chicken quesadillas
 

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Are your beverage calories adding up?
When it comes to weight loss, all calories count. If you're drinking too many calories, look for easy ways to scale back: 1. Switch to low-fat or fat-free milk. 2. Choose water instead of juices and sodas. 3. Perk up plain water with a splash of juice or a twist of lemon or lime. 4. Trade alcoholic drinks for sparkling water.


PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Hip pain
Psoriatic arthritis
Cataracts
Sports nutrition basics

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