• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

September 30, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Myelofibrosis
Myelofibrosis is a serious bone marrow disorder that disrupts your body's normal production of blood cells.

Sexual health and aging: Keep the passion alive
Sexual health is important at any age. Find out how aging can affect sexuality and what you can do to maintain a fulfilling sex life.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Monosodium glutamate (MSG): Is it harmful?
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) can trigger headaches and other symptoms in some people.

Nervous breakdown: What does it mean?
Nervous breakdown isn't a medical term — but it may indicate an underlying mental health condition

HEALTHY RECIPES
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Quinoa risotto with arugula and Parmesan
Sun-dried tomato, thyme and basil pizza
Vegetable and garlic calzone

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Feeling gassy and a little embarrassed?
Occasional flatulence is unavoidable, but embarrassing just the same. To prevent excess gas: 1. Limit gassy foods, such as beans and broccoli. 2. Eat fewer fatty foods, such as fried foods and fatty meats. 3. Take a short walk after meals. 4. Try an over-the-counter anti-gas product.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Video: How a stem cell transplant works
Chemotherapy
Blood transfusion
Slide show: Balance exercises

NOW BLOGGING
Living with cancer: What are the ingredients to happiness?
You can't eliminate uncertainty or anxiety, but you can find ways to have more positive, happy days instead of days filled with sadness and negative emotions.

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