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40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
 
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

Dealing With a Knocked-Out Tooth

If your child's permanent tooth gets knocked out, pick it up by the crown and put it in a container of low-fat milk or saline solution (not tap water), according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Cover the container and give your child a gauze pad to bite down on to ease the bleeding. Or, if your child will tolerate it, gently put the tooth back in its spot and have the child bite down on a gauze pad to keep it in place. In either case, take the child (and the tooth) to the dentist as soon as possible.