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ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds
 
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.
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
 
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Danger Signals of Teen Turmoil

A troubled teen usually shows signs of distress before erupting in potentially hurtful behavior. Here are signs that may signal the teen is in trouble emotionally and needs help.

  • Increased aggression, often toward siblings

  • Threatening language

  • Angry, intimidating actions lasting over time

  • A sudden change in the child's set of friends -- especially if you're uncomfortable with the new group

  • Withdrawal from the family

  • Substance abuse, which correlates with violence

  • A sudden drop in grades or rise in truancy

  • An Internet focus on violent sites, games or e-mail