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Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows
 
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.
 
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
 
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

How Much Is A Serving?

Here's a handy guide from the American Cancer Society on what makes a serving of vegetables or fruit: A medium apple or orange (the size of a tennis ball); one cup of raw vegetables or fruit (the size of a baseball); one-quarter cup of dried fruit (a small handful); a cup of lettuce (four leaves); a lunchbox-sized container of unsweetened applesauce; one-half cup of cooked or canned beans or peas; and five to six baby carrots.