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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.
 
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

A Good Night's Sleep

To ease into a pleasant slumber:

  • Take a warm bath a couple of hours before bedtime. The warmth should help you relax. (Don't take a warm bath immediately before bed, however, because your body needs to cool down for you to fall asleep.)

  • Schedule more time for sleep. Either go to bed earlier or take a nap in the afternoon.

  • Avoid caffeine late in the day. Drink your last cup of coffee by 4 p.m.

  • For a relaxing evening drink, try a glass of milk.

  • Don't do anything energizing close to bedtime. Exercising, paying the bills or anything that causes you to be alert may keep you awake.

  • Avoid sleeping pills. Changing your behavior works better and is less dangerous in the long run.