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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.
 
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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

Confusion Over Vaccines

Misconceptions about vaccines abound. Twenty-five percent of American parents mistakenly believe that too many immunizations could weaken their children's immune systems, according to a survey published in the journal Pediatrics. As a result, some parents withhold immunizations from their children, needlessly placing their youngsters and communities at risk for outbreaks of measles, whooping cough, polio and other infectious diseases.