• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

December 1, 2014

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Medical history: Compiling your medical family treeillustration of family medical tree
Knowing your family's medical history can help you see if you're at risk for certain diseases. Learn what to include and how to gather the information.

Social support: Tap this tool to beat stress
Family and friends can help you make it through the most stressful of times. Find out how to build and maintain these essential relationships.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Food poisoning: How long can you safely keep leftovers?
It's common to have plenty of leftovers around the holidays. Find out when to eat them and when to toss them out.

Elliptical machines: Better than treadmills?
Both exercise machines can give you a good workout. Let your fitness goals help you decide which is best for you.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Swine flu (H1N1 flu)
Tips for easing stress when you have Crohn's disease
Cholesterol-lowering supplements: What works?
Dry skin

HEALTHY RECIPES
Turkey and broccoli crepe
Turkey or chicken stove-top casserole over toast
Home-style turkey soup
Hearty turkey chili

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Veggie cooking tip: Honey-glazed sweet potatoes
Want a new way to enjoy fresh vegetables? Make your own honey-glazed sweet potatoes. Peel and chop 4 large sweet potatoes. Toss with a mixture of 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Arrange on a baking sheet. Cover with foil and bake at 375 F for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes until the glaze is thick and the potatoes are tender.

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