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Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
 
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.
 
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

What Are They Watching?

Pay attention to the video games, movies and computer games your children watch to protect them from negative behavioral and psychological consequences, public health experts say. Some tips: Closely monitor the entertainment they buy or rent. Limit TV and video-game time to two or three hours per day. Don't let youngsters play first-person shooter games, and don't let children under age 10 view any violent entertainment, including R-rated movies.