• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

November 17, 2014

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
7 signs and symptoms not to ignorespoonful of different pills and medication tablets
Some subtle symptoms — such as shortness of breath — could be red flags for more serious problems. Take note of these signs.

Over-the-counter weight-loss pills: Do they work?
Many weight-loss pills are readily available at your local drugstore. Do they lighten anything but your wallet?

face mask - infectious diseases, fluEXPERT ANSWERS
Flu mask: Should I wear one?
Wearing a flu mask and practicing good hand hygiene might help protect you from the flu.

When the heat is on, which oil should you use?
Olive, canola or grapeseed? Which cooking oil should you use for sauteing and frying?

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
COPD
Fitness tips for menopause: Why fitness counts
Managing food allergies

HEALTHY RECIPES
Broiled grouper with teriyaki sauce
Couscous salad
Tangy green beans
Grilled pineapple

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Coffee after dinner? Make it decaf
That after-dinner cup could be interfering with your sleep. To get a good night's rest, avoid caffeine after lunchtime. While your body doesn't store caffeine, it can take many hours to eliminate the stimulant from your system.

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Nutrition-wise: Do you have a taste for healthy foods?
Choosing foods based on your preferences — sweet, savory, spicy, crunchy — can make it easier to eat healthier.

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