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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

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.