- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
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.
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.
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Living with cancer: Tips for seeking second opinion on cancer care
A second opinion sheds new light on cancer treatment options and gives you confidence on how to proceed with your care.