• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

January 19, 2015

HousecallBannerTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Sleep deprivation: Know the risksAfrican-American woman sleeping or napping resting on pillow - diversity
Making sleep a low priority may seem harmless. But not getting enough rest can affect your mind, weight and immune system.

Exercise for weight loss: Calories burned in 1 hour
Running, swimming or bicycling — which burns the most calories in 1 hour? Check our chart to see how your favorite fitness activity rates.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Sensitive teeth: What treatments are available?
Your dentist may recommend special toothpaste or dental procedures to help ease tooth sensitivity.

Cold symptoms: Does drinking milk increase phlegm?
Find out if drinking milk will irritate your throat if you have a cold.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Numbness
Slide show: Guide to a high-fiber diet
Drug allergy
Alcohol poisoning

HEALTHY RECIPES
Grilled pork fajitas
Guacamole
Ham, pineapple and asparagus crepes
Roasted red pepper and chicken wrap

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.

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