- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Menu planning: Eat healthier and spend less
Menu planning makes healthy eating easier — and it can save you time and money. Learn tips so you won't have to wonder what's for dinner.
Living wills and advance directives for medical decisions
Living wills and other advance directives tell your doctors and caregivers the medical care you want if you can't speak for yourself.
Hepatitis C: What happens in end-stage liver disease?
Learn the symptoms of end-stage liver disease and which conditions can develop.
Breast implants: Do they interfere with mammograms?
Having breast implants may affect your mammogram. Here are steps to make your screening more successful.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Have you flossed your teeth today?
Standard dental floss is the most effective tool for cleaning the tight spaces between your teeth. You also can use dental floss to scrape up and down the sides of each tooth. If plain dental floss gets stuck in your teeth, use the waxed variety. If you have a hard time handling dental floss, try a floss holder. Other options might include special brushes, picks or sticks designed to clean between the teeth.
Nutrition-wise: Exercise, hunger and weight loss
The connection between exercise, hunger and weight loss is not as straightforward as it may seem.