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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.
 
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

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