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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.
 
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.
 
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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.