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Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says
 
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
 
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Vaccine Vital for Reducing Chickenpox

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the chickenpox vaccine can reduce cases of the disease by 80 percent. The highly contagious virus often strikes children before age 10, causing five to 10 days of rashes, fever and fatigue. Half of the country's states have made the chickenpox vaccination mandatory for children entering schools and day-care facilities.