• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

October 28, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Hay fever
Despite its name, hay fever is almost never triggered by hay, and it doesn't cause a fever. In the fall, ragweed pollen is a common hay fever trigger.

Weight loss: 6 strategies for success
Help make your weight-loss goals a reality with these six strategies.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Pet allergy: Are there hypoallergenic dog breeds?
There are no hypoallergenic dog breeds, but you can reduce your allergic reactions.

Acne scars: What's the best treatment?
Various procedures can improve acne scars, but no single treatment is best for everyone.

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK 
Have a cold? Fight it with fluids
You can't flush a cold out of your system, but drinking plenty of liquids can help. Try water, juice, clear broth, chicken soup or warm lemon water with honey. The fluids will loosen congestion and keep you hydrated. Avoid alcohol, coffee and caffeinated sodas. These may make dehydration worse.

Five clear glasses filled with different juices and the fruit or vegetable about the glassed pouring in the juice

 

HEALTHY RECIPES
Zesty tomato soup
Apple corn muffins
Chicken strips with honey mustard sauce
Pumpkin cream cheese dip

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Video: Allergy tests
Chart of high-fiber foods
Contact lenses: What to know before you buy
Exercise and chronic disease: Get the facts

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