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Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism
 
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.
 
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
 
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Signs of a Compulsive Shopper

  • You don't use the things you buy.

  • Most of your credit cards are at or near their limits.

  • You frequently return things that you buy.

  • At first, shopping and buying makes you feel better. Later, you feel guilty and depressed about it.

  • You hide the fact that you went shopping from your spouse or friends.

  • You turn down social engagements and go shopping instead.

  • You put great value on your interactions with salespeople. If you aren't treated well, you feel upset.

  • When you feel upset, your first impulse is to go shopping.