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Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds
 
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.
 
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Disposable hearing aids may be the answer for people with mild to moderate hearing loss who aren't sure an aid would help them, according to the University of Washington Department of Health Sciences and Medical Affairs. The disposable products, which last about 40 days, give you the opportunity to try an aid before spending hundreds of dollars for a customized one.