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Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect
 
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

Making a Lighter Dinner

  • Top baked potatoes with salsa, nonfat yogurt or butter sprinkles.

  • Order fresh fish poached or steamed instead of deep-fried.

  • Watch your condiments. Good choices are ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce.

  • When preparing beef stews, trim all visible fat from the meat before cooking

  • Steam vegetables and top with lemon juice and herbs.

  • Halve the butter or margarine called for when preparing packaged rice, potato or macaroni dishes. Consider eliminating the butter or margarine altogether.

  • Try different fat-free frozen yogurts and find one that satisfies your palate the way full-fat ice cream does.