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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.
 
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.
 
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

Tips to Deal with Lice

  • Tell your children never to share any hair items.

  • Watch for scratching.

  • If someone in your family has head lice, check all family members for lice and nits (eggs) once a week.

  • Don't confuse nits with dandruff or dirt. Dandruff and dirt can be brushed out of hair; nits cannot.

  • Consult your pharmacist or physician before using lice treatments.

  • Use any product correctly and with caution.

  • Remove nits with a fine-toothed comb or fingernails. Rinsing hair with distilled white vinegar can make nits easier to see.

  • Wash bedding and recently worn clothing in hot water and dry it in a dryer. Seal unwashable items in plastic bags for two weeks.