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ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, 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.
 
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.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Danger Signals of Teen Turmoil

A troubled teen usually shows signs of distress before erupting in potentially hurtful behavior. Here are signs that may signal the teen is in trouble emotionally and needs help.

  • Increased aggression, often toward siblings

  • Threatening language

  • Angry, intimidating actions lasting over time

  • A sudden change in the child's set of friends -- especially if you're uncomfortable with the new group

  • Withdrawal from the family

  • Substance abuse, which correlates with violence

  • A sudden drop in grades or rise in truancy

  • An Internet focus on violent sites, games or e-mail