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Bacteria May Help Battle Cancer, Study Suggests
 
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.
 
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
 
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

The Menopause Timetable

Menopause usually begins when a woman is about 52 years old, but it can happen much earlier or later. One sign that menopause is starting is irregular periods, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. See a doctor if you're having irregular periods, are bleeding between regular periods or have heavy bleeding or bleeding that lasts longer than usual.