- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
7 signs and symptoms not to ignore
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?
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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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.
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.