Today in Health News
Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise
 
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.
 
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

Make Sure Your Smoke Alarms Are Working

Smoke alarms are the leading reason that fire deaths in American homes have been reduced by half since the late 1970s, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). But although about 90 percent of U.S. homes have smoke alarms, one-fifth remain unprotected because the alarms have dead, missing or disconnected batteries. You should test your smoke alarms (even the newer long-life alarms) every month to make sure they are working properly.