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Keeping That Weight Loss Resolution
 
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.
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
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Drug Combo Works on RA

Promptly treating moderate or severe rheumatoid arthritis with a combination of drugs may help prevent work disability in people in the early stages of the condition, according to the American College of Rheumatology. Using two medications -- such as methotrexate and sulfasalazine -- instead of one slowed the progression of joint damage during the first two years, one study found.