• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning

September 11, 2017

a hand holding a marker and writing the words carbon monoxideTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Carbon monoxide poisoning 
The crippling effects of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma include loss of electricity. But relying on generators or other alternative power sources can cause dangerous carbon monoxide buildup. Here's how to keep people and pets safe.

Integrative approaches to treating pain
What used to be called complementary and alternative medicine is now often referred to as integrative medicine — using health care practices and products that aren't generally part of conventional medicine but can be combined with conventional care. Could practicing yoga in addition to taking a prescription analgesic ease your pain? Learn more about integrative medicine and how it may help you.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Is it risky to receive extra tetanus boosters?
It's usually OK to receive an extra booster of the tetanus vaccine within a few years instead of the recommended 10 years, especially if you're being treated for an acute injury, such as a deep cut or puncture wound. Learn more from Dr. James Steckelberg, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert.

Can diet make a difference for anxiety?
Anxiety symptoms can make you feel unwell. Coping with anxiety can be a challenge and often requires making lifestyle changes. While there aren't any dietary changes that can cure anxiety, watching what you eat may help. Learn more from Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Living donor transplant: What you can expect
Hearing loss: Tests and diagnosis
Nickel allergy: An overview
Gastroparesis: Symptoms and causes

HEALTHY RECIPES
Apple salad with figs and almonds
Eggplant with toasted spices
Hummus
Grilled angel food cake

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
What's the difference between juicing and blending?
Juicing extracts liquid from fresh fruits and vegetables. This liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients but very little of the fiber found in whole fruits and vegetables. Blending, on the other hand, purées the edible parts of fruits and vegetables. Thus, less fiber is lost. Blending also results in higher levels of phytonutrients than juicing.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.

Receive a free e-subscription to Housecall and other health newsletters.

COMMENT

Please login or register to post a comment.