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Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell
 
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

Men and Menopause

Menopause isn't just for women. Men have their own form of menopause, often called andropause, but it usually doesn't hit until men are in their 60s or 70s. The gradual decline in androgen hormones, including testosterone, may begin around age 30. The rate at which these hormones decline varies widely from man to man. Researchers have not determined whether it is beneficial to boost testosterone levels that have fallen as part of the normal aging process.