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72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says
 
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

How to Keep Running Safe and Enjoyable

  • Don't run when you have a hurt or injured foot, ankle or knee.

  • Dress for the weather and time of day. Wear reflective clothing if you run at night, for instance.

  • Stay well hydrated -- drink plenty of water before, during and after a run.

  • Train carefully for races and competitions.

  • Don't run in isolated or dangerous areas.

  • Don't run when you're sick or exhausted.