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Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says
 
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.
 
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

A Primer on Candle Safety

Candles cause thousands of house fires every year. To keep flames manageable, says the National Candle Association, trim wicks to one-quarter inch (making a lower flame). Also, keep candles at least 10 inches from a vent or window (preventing air from blowing the flame toward fabric or paper), and extinguish any candle that has burned to within two inches of its base. Keep candles away from any flammable liquids.