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Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
 
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Health Tip of the Day

How to Let Go as Kids Grow Up, Move Out

  • Talk openly and honestly about your feelings. Encourage your kids to do the same.

  • Help your children plan their independent future. If you do it together, the emotional stress of separation will be easier to manage.

  • Become a friend and collaborator to your adult children, but don't impose your own values.

  • Adapt to your empty nest by forging new relationships with your spouse or other loved ones.

  • Talk to other parents who already have been through the separation process. In most cases, this can greatly reduce the anxiety.