Today in Health News
2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome
 
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

Hepatitis C Is on the Rise

Hepatitis C, an infectious disease that can go undetected for decades while slowly destroying the liver, has become one of the nation's top health-care concerns -- both in terms of loss of life and stress on the economy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 4 million people are infected with the virus. Like the AIDS virus, hepatitis C is often transmitted through the sharing of intravenous needles, needle sticks from an infected person while on the job. Other ways it has been transmitted: through a blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992, and through a product used for blood clotting problems produced before 1987. The virus can be spread by sexual intercourse, but this does not occur very often.