• By Dana Sparks

MONDAY HOUSECALL: Weight-Loss, Strep Throat, Lice, PMS and more …

January 1, 2013

Featured Topic Weight-loss goals: Set yourself up for success Convert your thoughts into actions by setting realistic and attainable weight-loss goals.

Highlights 
Video: Mammogram for breast cancer — What to expect
Strep throat
Body lice
Slide show: Pregnancy exercises
Job satisfaction: How to make work more rewarding 

Expert Answers with Mayo Clinic Specialists 
Mammogram guidelines: What are they?
Baby sling: Is it safe?
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Different from PMS?
Hydrated skin: Does drinking water help?
Nasal spray addiction: Is it real? 

Healthy Recipes  
Polenta with fresh vegetables
Honey crusted chicken
Poached pears
Sweet ginger tisane

Blogs 
Stress: When is self-help not enough?
Alzheimer's: A sharing caregiver community offers peace, love and hope
Living with cancer: Inspiration for the holidays 

Health Digest 
Vaginal dryness
Myoclonus
Carcinoid tumors
High blood pressure in children
High uric acid level

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