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'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies
 
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.
 
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
 
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

Good Dental Hygiene Important for Heart Health

It's important to brush and floss twice a day. New research indicates that gum disease caused by poor oral hygiene can result in pain and tooth loss, contribute to heart disease and lead to stroke, says the American Academy of Periodontology. People with gum disease can have nearly twice the risk of a fatal heart attack as those with healthy gums.