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Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey
 
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

What Are They Watching?

Pay attention to the video games, movies and computer games your children watch to protect them from negative behavioral and psychological consequences, public health experts say. Some tips: Closely monitor the entertainment they buy or rent. Limit TV and video-game time to two or three hours per day. Don't let youngsters play first-person shooter games, and don't let children under age 10 view any violent entertainment, including R-rated movies.