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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.
 
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

Ways to Cut Breakfast Calories

  • Whip up a low-fat yogurt and fresh-fruit milkshake.

  • Instead of using three whole eggs for an omelet, substitute one whole egg and two egg whites.

  • Try fat-free cream cheese on your bagel instead of light or regular products.

  • Use skim milk

  • Top your pancakes with fresh fruit, cranberry or applesauce and nonfat yogurt instead of butter and syrup.

  • When making French toast, substitute egg whites for half the eggs.

  • If you must eat breakfast at a fast-food restaurant, opt for pancakes instead of egg-and-sausage sandwiches.