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Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan
 
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.
 
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
 
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

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.