• By Dana Sparks

Monday’s Housecall

June 9, 2014

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Mother on beach applying sunscreen to childTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Although the temperature is rising, making sunburn more likely, you can still get burned on cool or cloudy days. Find out which remedies really work.

Understand food labels to avoid allergic reactions
Perhaps you or a family member has a food allergy, or you're cooking a meal for someone who does. Know how to read food labels so you can recognize allergen information.

Pink eye treatment: What if I wear contact lenses?
Pink eye treatment can affect your contact lenses as well as your eyes.

Free blood pressure machines: Are they accurate?First Aid kit with bandages and scissors
Your results from a free blood pressure monitoring machine may not be accurate.

Anger management: Your questions answered
Choking: First aid
Blood and bone marrow donation
Menopause weight gain: Stop the middle age spread

Honey crusted chicken
Creamy fruit dessert
Fresh tomato crostini
Pasta with spinach, garbanzos and raisins

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Shopping for shades?
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage your eyes, not just your skin. Choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. Skip sunglasses that are labeled 'cosmetic' and those that don't offer details on the amount of UV protection. Opt for larger lenses rather than smaller lenses. Better yet, choose wraparound sunglasses. Be aware that while polarized lenses reduce glare, they don't offer any UV protection unless they're specifically treated with UV coating.

Nutrition-wise: Break free from osteoporosis 
Are you likely to develop osteoporosis? Find out, and learn how to lower your risk.

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