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Started by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Mon, Jul 14 at 3:15pm EDT

Monday's Housecall

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIESMosquito on human skin
West Nile virus
Find out how to protect yourself against West Nile virus and mosquitoes this summer.

10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication
You can lower your blood pressure without medication. Try these 10 lifestyle changes.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Fast weight loss: What's wrong with it?
Losing pounds slowly may help you maintain your weight loss for the long term.

Coconut oil: Can it cure hypothyroidism?
Coconut oil has been touted by some as a cure for hypothyroidism. Truth or hype?

Inversion therapy: Can it relieve back pain?
Inversion therapy doesn't provide lasting relief from back pain, and it's not safe for everyone.

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Black bean and corn relish
Grilled turkey burger
Chickpea polenta with olives
Halibut with tomato basil salsa

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Want whiter teeth?
If your pearly whites are dulled by surface stains, a whitening toothpaste may help lighten your teeth slightly. A whitening toothpaste can't change the natural color of your teeth, however. For more noticeable results, ask your dentist about tooth-whitening bleaches.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Traveler's diarrhea
Chronic hives (urticaria)
Salmonella infection
Tips for coping with a child's chronic disease

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Stress: Memory aids and a regular routine help you stay on track
Stress, aging and cognitive decline can all contribute to forgetfulness. These simple tips can help you stay focused.

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