• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

November 4, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Buying prescription drugs online: The do's and don'ts
Buying prescription drugs online? Stay safe with these do's and don'ts.

Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control
Changing your lifestyle could be a big step toward diabetes prevention — and it's never too late to start.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Cold symptoms: Does drinking milk increase phlegm?
Drinking milk may thicken phlegm — but it doesn't increase phlegm production.Row of five different colored toothbrushes, blue, pink, orange, yellow and green

Chapped lips: What's the best remedy?
Chapped lips can have several causes. Learn how to prevent and treat chapped lips.

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK 

Time to buy a new toothbrush?
Change your toothbrush or the replacement head on your electric or battery-powered toothbrush at least every three to four months. Change it sooner if it becomes frayed. Keeping a toothbrush for too long makes it difficult to clean your teeth well, and it may contribute to bad breath or other oral health problems.

HEALTHY RECIPES
Roasted squash soup
Vegetable salsa
Ratatouille with roasted tomato vinaigrette
Caribbean red beans and brown rice

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Women's sexual health: Talking about your sexual needs
How to be happy: Tips for cultivating contentment
Fast food: Tips for choosing healthier options
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