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Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, 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.
 
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
 
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

Learn How to Relax

  • Make a commitment to relax each day, even if it's only for a few minutes.

  • Choose relaxation activities that allow you to forget everything except what you are doing.

  • If every minute of your day is accounted for, rework your schedule so you can enjoy at least a few moments of relaxation.

  • Before going to bed, spend a few minutes clearing your mind of the day's events. When you go to bed relaxed, you'll sleep better.

  • Learn to say no to outside demands and start to do less.

  • Plan leisure activities in advance. Make a date with a friend that you'll be sure to keep.