• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

October 20, 2014

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Tips for dining in or out safely when you have food allergiesfamily eating in restaurant with mother feeding baby
Having a food allergy means taking precautions at mealtime. Learn about safe food handling and preparation when you're at home or away.

Medication errors: Cut your risk with these tips
Medication errors and mistakes injure many people each year. Get tips on how to protect yourself.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Acne scars: What's the best treatment?
Various procedures can improve acne scars, but no single treatment is best for everyone.

Vitamin B-12 injections for weight loss: Do they work?
A weight-loss shot sounds appealing, but there's no solid evidence that vitamin B-12 injections work.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Eye injury: Tips to protect vision
Video: New hep C treatment
Bladder control problems: Medications for treating urinary incontinence
Slide show: Weight training exercises

HEALTHY RECIPES
Sweet-potato waffles with blueberry syrup
Granola with raisins, apples and cinnamon
Spinach frittata
Fresh fruit smoothie

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Don't believe shaving myths
Contrary to popular belief, shaving hair doesn't make it grow back thicker. And shaving doesn't affect how dark your hair is or how fast it grows. You can generally thank genetics and hormones for hair color, location, thickness and growth.

NOW BLOGGING
Nutrition-wise: Address addictive behaviors
Look at your lifestyle, including how much you eat and drink. If you see signs of addictive behaviors, take action to address them.

 

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