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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.
 
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.
 
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

Tips to Get Your Child to School

The start of new school term can be an anxious time for kids. If your child is reluctant to leave home because of school-related anxiety, here are tips to help:

  • Insist your child go to school, but be understanding. Talk with her about why she doesn't want to go.

  • Enlist the help of the school staff. By making them aware of the situation, they can help encourage your child.

  • If the problem is a bully or unreasonable teacher, talk to the teacher or principal. They may be able to make changes.

  • Make a commitment to be firm on school mornings when your child complains.

  • Be a volunteer at the school or find other opportunities to get involved.