• By Dana Sparks

Monday’s Housecall

November 10, 2014

young couple in kitchen cooking healthy mealTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
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Brush up on how to brush your teeth
You brush your teeth every day, but are you doing it properly? Here's how to brush: Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle against your teeth and brush with short back-and-forth motions. Remember to brush the back and chewing surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue. Avoid vigorous or harsh scrubbing, which can irritate your gums. Or use an electric toothbrush. Either way, brush your teeth at least twice a day: in the morning and before you go to bed.

The Mayo Clinic Diet: Tips to save time, eat healthy and exercise regularly
It's a busy, busy, busy world. But you can still eat good-for-you foods and fit in fitness. Try these tips.

Surakit Pungpapong, M.D., transplant hepatologist and associate professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida.