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Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast
 
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.
 
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Beginners' Yoga Class Better Than Going It Alone

The best way to learn yoga is in a beginners' class, yoga experts say. If you try to teach yourself at home, with a book or videotape, you risk injuring yourself if you get the postures wrong. Look for a class with no more than 15 students, so the instructor can keep a close eye on each person in the class.