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Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows
 
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.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

How Much Is A Serving?

Here's a handy guide from the American Cancer Society on what makes a serving of vegetables or fruit: A medium apple or orange (the size of a tennis ball); one cup of raw vegetables or fruit (the size of a baseball); one-quarter cup of dried fruit (a small handful); a cup of lettuce (four leaves); a lunchbox-sized container of unsweetened applesauce; one-half cup of cooked or canned beans or peas; and five to six baby carrots.