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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.
 
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
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.