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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Hay fever Despite its name, hay fever is almost never triggered by hay, and it doesn't cause a fever. In the fall, ragweed pollen is a common hay fever trigger. Weight loss: 6 strategies for success Help make your weight-loss goals a reality with these six [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza The flu can make you miserable and keep you home from work or school. Getting a flu shot is good insurance. Influenza (flu) Initially, the flu may seem like a common cold with a runny nose, sneezing and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. Petechiae Petechiae — round spots that appear on the skin as a result of bleeding underneath — may indicate a number of conditions, ranging from [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Women's health: Prevent the top threats Which health threats loom largest in your life? Find out how to reduce your risk. Men's health: Prevent the top threats Find out what you need to know to avoid heart disease, cancer and other major threats to men's health. [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep Better sleep can be yours! Consider sleep tips for the weary. Slide show: 10 great health foods Add these nutritious foods to the menu and give your diet a healthy boost. EXPERT ANSWERS Ozone air purifiers: Can they improve [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES DASH diet: Tips for shopping and cooking The DASH diet doesn't have to be difficult. These tips can help you shop and cook according to DASH diet principles. Airplane ear Airplane ear, a problem with air pressure in the middle ear, can cause pain and muffled [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Chronic stress puts your health at risk See how constant stress wreaks havoc on your body and mind, and what you can do about it. Stress relievers: Tips to tame stress Stress getting to you? Try these tips to find relief. EXPERT ANSWERS Coughing after quitting [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Slide show: 7 fingernail problems not to ignore Fingernails — See photos of fingernail conditions that warrant medical attention Heat exhaustion: First aid How to recognize and provide first-aid treatment for heat exhaustion EXPERT ANSWERS Pet allergy: Are there hypoallergenic dog breeds? Sleep and weight gain: [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Sodium: How to tame your salt habit Getting too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and cause other health problems. See how to cut back on salt. EXPERT ANSWERS Osteopathic medicine: What kind of doctor is a D.O.? You know what M.D. means, but do [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Supplements: Nutrition in a pill? Before taking vitamin and mineral supplements, understand what they will and won't do for you. EXPERT ANSWERS Sunburn treatment: Do I need medical attention? When might sunburn require medical attention? HEALTHY RECIPES Grilled chicken salad with buttermilk dressing Pasta with grilled [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Heart attack symptoms: Know what's a medical emergency Watch for these heart attack symptoms EXPERT ANSWERS Tanning beds: Safer than the sun? Tanning beds don't offer a safe alternative to natural sunlight HEALTHY RECIPES Red, white and blue parfait Ginger-marinated grilled portobello mushrooms Chicken and coleslaw [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Menopausal weight gain: Stop the middle-aged spread Concerned about menopausal weight gain? Take control of your weight with healthy lifestyle choices — starting today!  EXPERT ANSWERS Calories in sushi: What are the low-cal options? HEALTHY RECIPES Spinach frittata Seasonal fruit palette Iced espresso latte Three-grain raspberry [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Breast Cancer Public support for breast cancer awareness and research funding has helped improve the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Expert Answers Mammogram guidelines: What are they? Mastectomy Aspirin allergy: What are the symptoms? Lyme disease Organ donation: Don't let these myths confuse you HEALTH [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Weight loss: Ready to change your habits? Before you plunge into a weight-loss program, see if you're truly ready to change. Expert Answers Fiber supplements: Safe to take every day? Get walking with this 12-week walking schedule Teen suicide: What parents need to know Office ergonomics: Your [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Asthma treatment: 3 steps to better asthma control — Use a three-step approach to keep asthma symptoms under control and prevent asthma attacks Expert Answers Asthma diet: Does what you eat make a difference? Perimenopause Ricin poisoning Asthma control test How many hours of sleep are enough? [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

  THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Stress assessment: Rate your stress — Don't wait until stress has a negative impact on your health, relationships or quality of life. Start practicing a range of stress management techniques today. Expert Answers Hygiene hypothesis: Early germ exposure prevents asthma? Menstrual cycle: What's normal, what's not [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levers — that occur together. Expert Answers Helping children cope: Tips for talking about tragedy  Heart rate: What's normal? Mild cognitive impairment [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Counting calories: Get back to weight-loss basics Weight control really boils down to one thing - calories. See what steps you can take to win the calorie battle. Expert Answers  Natural aphrodisiacs: Do they work? Precocious puberty Diabetes and Alzheimer's linked Joint pain Seasonal allergies: Nip them in [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY  Social support: Tap this tool to beat stress  The benefits of supportive personal relationships are less stress and better health. Here's how to get and stay connected. Special Announcement Three Imperatives to Transform Health Care in America John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, will [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

MONDAY HOUSECALL: Training Injuries, Lung CT Scan, Cosmetic Surgery, Hypnosis and more ...

  FEATURED TOPIC Overuse injury: How to prevent training injuries  To avoid an overuse injury, pace yourself and follow proper training techniques. Try these tips to stay injury-free. Highlights Lung CT scan for cancer: Should you be screened?  Alzheimer's treatments: What's on the horizon?  Cosmetic surgery: What to know beforehand Baby [...]

Created by Dana Sparks