• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

January 12, 2015

HousecallBannerTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Skin care: 5 tips for healthy skin
Despite winter weather, get younger, healthier looking skin with these simple tips.woman with skin creme for dry skin

DASH diet: Healthy eating to lower your blood pressure
The DASH diet may help prevent hypertension, cancer and more. See how it focuses on portion size and getting the right amount of nutrients.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Electronic cigarettes: A safe way to light up?
Although makers of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) say they're safe, experts warn of health risks.

Exercise and illness: Work out with a cold?
Depending on your symptoms, exercising with a cold is usually OK, but take it easy.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Weight loss: Strategies for success
Cold urticaria
Marriage counseling
Measles

HEALTHY RECIPES
Orange rosemary roasted chicken
Salad greens with pears, fennel and walnuts
Glazed root vegetables
White bean dip

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Try these veggie inspirations
Tired of the same old vegetables? Try grilling them. Brush cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms, zucchini slices, red onions and bell peppers with Italian dressing. Place onto skewers and grill over medium heat, turning often, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Serve as a side dish or over brown rice or whole-wheat pasta with a light sauce.

NOW BLOGGING
Nutrition-wise: Deciphering dates on food packages
You may be surprised to hear that dates on food packages are meant to speak to the grocer more so than you.

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