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Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?
 
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.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
Health Tip of the Day

How to Let Go as Kids Grow Up, Move Out

  • Talk openly and honestly about your feelings. Encourage your kids to do the same.

  • Help your children plan their independent future. If you do it together, the emotional stress of separation will be easier to manage.

  • Become a friend and collaborator to your adult children, but don't impose your own values.

  • Adapt to your empty nest by forging new relationships with your spouse or other loved ones.

  • Talk to other parents who already have been through the separation process. In most cases, this can greatly reduce the anxiety.