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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.
 
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
 
Health Tip of the Day

9 Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

  • Wash your hands before you eat.

  • Wash fruits and vegetables before eating or preparing them.

  • Cook foods thoroughly; use a meat thermometer when cooking roasts and poultry.

  • Wash kitchen towels and clean-up cloths daily; wash cutting boards after each use.

  • Toss leftovers after two days.

  • Pay attention to "sell by" and "use by" dates on food packages.

  • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold when serving foods buffet style.

  • Wash your hands and all utensils and surfaces that touch raw meat and poultry.

  • Don't eat anything that contains raw eggs, including cake and cookie dough and homemade salad dressing.