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Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study
 
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

On the Run

Running gives you a great aerobic workout, but fitness experts say it's important not to overdo it if you run long distances. To give yourself a mental break and avoid physical injuries, cut back your mileage occasionally. For example, every six weeks, change your routine for one week. Run half the distance you usually do for this week.