• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

September 2, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Women's health: Prevent the top threats
Which health threats loom largest in your life? Find out how to reduce your risk.

Men's health: Prevent the top threats
Find out what you need to know to avoid heart disease, cancer and other major threats to men's health.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Acid reflux and GERD: The same thing?
Acid reflux and GERD are closely related, but the terms aren't necessarily interchangeable.

Fitness ball exercises: Good for my abs?
To add variety and challenge to your workout, try a fitness ball. It can be a great way to tone your abs and core muscles.

HEALTHY RECIPES
Beef and vegetable kebabsPicnic basket on red and white checked tablecloth with fruits and healthy drinks
Rice and beans salad
Citrus salad
Peach floats

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK

Include food safety in your Labor Day party plans:
1. Leave food sitting out no longer than two hours.
2. Keep hot foods hot with a buffet server or warming dish. Check the temperature of the food with a food thermometer.
3. Keep cold foods cold. Place the serving dish in a bowl of ice.
4. Choose serving containers carefully. Metal insulates heat and cold better than glass does.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Mammogram 
Rosacea
Teens and sex: Protecting your teen's sexual health
Jock itch

NOW BLOGGING
Nutrition-wise: FDA defines 'gluten-free'
A new regulation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration defines the term "gluten-free" and how it may be used on food labels.

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