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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.
 
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
 
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

Taking Medications Safely

  • Know why you were prescribed the medicine and what it is supposed to do.

  • Follow your doctor's instructions about how much to take and how often.

  • Read the package label or patient information sheet.

  • Don't take someone else's prescription.

  • Don't take any medication without your doctor's approval if you're pregnant or nursing.

  • Read and heed all directions, warnings and precautions.

  • Don't take medications and vitamin or mineral supplements at the same time without first checking with your health care provider or pharmacist.

  • Call your doctor, 911 or your area's emergency-response number if you are suffering a life-threatening allergic reaction to a medication.