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Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect
 
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

Making a Lighter Dinner

  • Top baked potatoes with salsa, nonfat yogurt or butter sprinkles.

  • Order fresh fish poached or steamed instead of deep-fried.

  • Watch your condiments. Good choices are ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce.

  • When preparing beef stews, trim all visible fat from the meat before cooking

  • Steam vegetables and top with lemon juice and herbs.

  • Halve the butter or margarine called for when preparing packaged rice, potato or macaroni dishes. Consider eliminating the butter or margarine altogether.

  • Try different fat-free frozen yogurts and find one that satisfies your palate the way full-fat ice cream does.