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Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC
 
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

Focus on Creative Toys

Avoid computer games or battery-operated toys for children under age 7. Young children's play should focus on make-believe, which develops their creative-thinking skills, according to Diane Levin, Ph.D., professor of education at Wheelock College in Boston. Dolls that represent television characters, for instance, teach imitation, not creativity.