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Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
 
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.
 
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
 
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

Working in More Walking

  • Take every opportunity, one day a week or more often, to walk to your colleagues' offices when you need to speak with them, instead of using the phone or office e-mail.

  • Decide that, as long as it isn't raining, you're willing to park in the farthest parking space from the door of your building.

  • Keep a pair of walking shoes in your workspace, and walk during your breaks on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Take an extended walk during your lunch hour on Wednesdays.