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Monday's Housecall

Posted by Dana Sparks, Apr 7, 2014

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Pet therapy: Man's best friend as healer
Is medicine going to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Find out what's behind this growing trend.

Seasonal allergies: Nip them in the bud
Relieve seasonal sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms with these tried-and-true tips.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Doppler ultrasound: What is it used for?
A Doppler ultrasound measures blood flow and pressure in blood vessels.

Fructose intolerance: Which foods to avoid?
Learn which foods to stay away from if you have fructose intolerance and what to look for on labels.

HEALTHY RECIPES
Quesadillas
Chicken stir-fry with eggplant and basil
Roasted red pepper with feta salad
Orange slices with citrus syrup

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Want to lose weight? Eat more fiber
High-fiber foods generally take longer to chew. This gives your body time to register when you're no longer hungry, so you're less likely to overeat. And high-fiber foods tend to make you feel full longer, so you won't be as ravenous later. Finally, high-fiber foods tend to have fewer calories for the same volume of food. Choose whole grains and whole-grain products, fruits and vegetables, beans, and peas and other legumes.

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