• By Dana Sparks

Monday’s Housecall

May 19, 2014

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Lyme disease rashTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Lyme disease
Grassy and heavily wooded areas can be home to ticks, which can carry Lyme disease. Get tips on prevention and how to spot the telltale signs.

Tips for dining in or out safely when you have food allergies
Preparing meals carefully is vital when you or a family member has a food allergy. Here are tips for when you're in your kitchen or restaurant.

Cervical cancer
Get the facts on cervical cancer, which occurs in the cells of the lower part of the uterus. Learn the symptoms, treatments and more.

Mother on beach applying sunscreen to childEXPERT ANSWERS
Does sunscreen expire? Wondering if sunscreen expires? Discover how long it lasts and when to get a new bottle.

Fainting during urination (micturition syncope): What causes it? Fainting during or immediately after urination is a rare occurrence in healthy individuals.

Office work: Don't take it sitting down!
Finding time to exercise can be a challenge for anyone with a busy schedule. Why not work out while you're at work? Here are five ways to make office exercise part of your routine: 1. Walk or bike to work, get off the bus a few blocks early or park farther from the door. 2. Look for opportunities to stand. Try a standing desk, or improvise with a high table or counter. 3. Trade your office chair for a fitness ball. 4. Organize a lunchtime walking group. 5. Conduct walking meetings.

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Watermelon-cranberry agua fresca nutritious drink

Clam chowder 
 Apple lettuce salad
Sauteed zucchini coins
Watermelon-cranberry agua fresca


Slide show: Exercises to improve your core strength
Dealing with grief: Confronting painful emotions
Hoarding disorder

Nutrition-wise: New food labels: Calories and serving sizes to change