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A Good Night's Sleep May Mean a Good Day's Work
 
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.
 
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

9 Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

  • Wash your hands before you eat.

  • Wash fruits and vegetables before eating or preparing them.

  • Cook foods thoroughly; use a meat thermometer when cooking roasts and poultry.

  • Wash kitchen towels and clean-up cloths daily; wash cutting boards after each use.

  • Toss leftovers after two days.

  • Pay attention to "sell by" and "use by" dates on food packages.

  • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold when serving foods buffet style.

  • Wash your hands and all utensils and surfaces that touch raw meat and poultry.

  • Don't eat anything that contains raw eggs, including cake and cookie dough and homemade salad dressing.