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Health Highlights: July 27, 2014
U.S. Doctor Working in Liberia Is Infected With Ebola
Remembering Your Asthma Medicine
If you don't always remember to take your asthma medication, put a reminder note on the refrigerator, a calendar or bathroom mirror, says the American Medical Association. Other tips: Set a timer or alarm clock. Ask family members to remind you. Find a certain time of day to take it -- before brushing your teeth at night, for example.
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.
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
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