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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.
 
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

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.