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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.
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Here are the risk factors for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation:

  • Female

  • Thin or small frame

  • Increased age

  • Family history of osteoporosis

  • Post-menopause, including early or surgically induced menopause

  • Abnormal absence of menstrual periods

  • Past history of eating disorders anorexia nervosa or bulimia

  • A lifelong diet low in calcium and vitamin D

  • Use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids and some anticonvulsants

  • Low testosterone levels (in men)

  • An inactive lifestyle

  • Cigarette smoking

  • Excessive use of alcohol and caffeine

  • Being Caucasian or Asian