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Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking
 
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.
 
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Reconnecting With Your Spouse

If you want to spend more quality time with your spouse, you don't have to make it complicated. An after-dinner cup of coffee or a short weekend walk can become a loving ritual if you make the commitment, says William J. Doherty, Ph.D., professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota. Make it a standing date and time and stick to it. During this "couple time," agree not to discuss problems or argue. The goal is simple -- to relax and reconnect.