- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Bone health: Tips to keep your bones healthy
Wondering how to keep your bones strong and healthy? Follow these tips to take care of your bones.
Asthma: Limit asthma attacks caused by colds or flu
Asthma, colds and flu — Keep your sneeze from turning into a wheeze.
Asthma triggers: Are hard flooring surfaces better than carpet?
Replacing carpet with hard flooring may be a good idea if you have asthma.
Hand swelling during exercise: A concern?
Hand swelling during exercise is a common problem, but rarely serious enough to disrupt your routine.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Quit smoking: Surviving quit day
Getting through 'quit day' can be emotionally and physically challenging, especially if tobacco cravings strike. Use these tips to help get through quit-smoking day: 1. Don't smoke, not even 'just one.' 2. Begin using nicotine replacement therapy if you've chosen that method. 3. Remind yourself of reasons to quit smoking. 4. Keep physically active. 5. Avoid situations and people that trigger cravings. 6. Attend a support group, counseling session or stop-smoking class. 7. Practice stress management and relaxation techniques. 8. Keep your hands busy by texting, writing, squeezing a ball or knitting.
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Nutrition-wise: Prevent kitchen fires with these safety tips
Kitchen fires are the leading cause of home fires. Fortunately they can be prevented with a few simple safety tips.