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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Aug 5, 2013

Monday's Housecall

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
DASH diet: Tips for shopping and cooking
The DASH diet doesn't have to be difficult. These tips can help you shop and cook according to DASH diet principles.

Airplane ear
Airplane ear, a problem with air pressure in the middle ear, can cause pain and muffled hearing. It usually can be treated with self-care techniques.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Dry Mouth treatment: Tips for controlling dry mouth
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If you have a frequently dry mouth, try these tips to get some relief.

Cellulitis: How to prevent recurrent episodes
Learn to treat and prevent recurrent cellulitis.

HEALTHY RECIPES
Eggplant with toasted spices
Baba ghanoush
Swordfish with roasted lemons
Sweet and spicy snack mix

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Office work: Don't take it sitting down!
Finding time to exercise can be a challenge for anyone with a busy schedule. Why not work out while you're at work? Here are five ways to make office exercise part of your routine: 1. Walk or bike to work, get off the bus a few blocks early or park farther from the door. 2. Look for opportunities to stand. Try a standing desk, or improvise with a high table or counter. 3. Trade your office chair for a fitness ball. 4. Organize a lunchtime walking group. 5. Conduct walking meetings.


PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Mental health: What's normal, what's not
Eye injury: Tips to protect vision
Shortness of breath
Genetic testing

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Stress: Sleep deprivation is more than a nuisance
Most adults get less sleep than their grandparents did. The effects can be devastating, from poor work performance to automobile accidents.

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