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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.
 
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
 
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

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.