Today in Health News
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.
 
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.
 
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

Computer Eye Problems

If you sit at your computer for hours on end, you could end up with eyestrain, blurred vision or headaches. These symptoms can be caused by poor lighting, glare, a poorly arranged workstation or vision problems, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). To ease the strain, take frequent breaks. Make an effort to blink more. Use a tear replacement. Eliminate glare on the screen and adjust the screen so it's four to nine inches below your eye level and 20 to 26 inches from your eyes.