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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

Cigarettes Boost Plaque Buildup

Cigarette smoking contributes to heart disease by choking off the heart's supply of blood. The byproducts of smoking damage the linings of arteries and promote the buildup of blood-vessel-clogging plaque. And these harmful effects extend beyond the heart's large arteries into the network of tiny blood vessels that supply blood to most of the heart muscle, according to the American Heart Association.