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Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking
 
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

Reconnecting With Your Spouse

If you want to spend more quality time with your spouse, you don't have to make it complicated. An after-dinner cup of coffee or a short weekend walk can become a loving ritual if you make the commitment, says William J. Doherty, Ph.D., professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota. Make it a standing date and time and stick to it. During this "couple time," agree not to discuss problems or argue. The goal is simple -- to relax and reconnect.