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Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot
 
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 to Cut Back on Saturated Fats

  • Cook with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated oils.

  • Avoid foods high in saturated fats such as beef, lamb, mutton, dark-meat poultry and poultry skin, butter and other whole-milk dairy products.

  • Read food labels on processed foods, especially those on chips, cookies and crackers. These foods often are made with highly saturated tropical oils, lard or hydrogenated vegetable oils.

  • Trim visible fat from meat before cooking. Remove the skin from chicken, turkey and duck before eating.

  • Cook the leanest cuts of meat.

  • Eat at least two meatless or low-meat meals a week.

  • Snack on fruits, carrot sticks, air-popped popcorn and low-fat crackers instead of chips and other high-fat snacks.