Today in Health News
Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
 
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

Be on the Lookout for Scaly Skin Patches

Actinic keratoses (AKs) -- rough, red, scaly patches, crusts or sores on the top layer of skin -- are common, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). If left untreated, some can progress to squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer that can be fatal. See your health care provider if you have AKs on any part of your body.