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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. However, when you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can build up on the walls of your arteries and form blockages. This can lead to heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

There are two kinds of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). HDL is also called “good” cholesterol. LDL is called “bad” cholesterol. When we talk about high cholesterol, we are talking about “bad” LDL cholesterol.

Seventy-one million American adults have high cholesterol, but only one-third of them have the condition under control.

Make sure to read the label on all medicine you may take.  The label should show the list of ingredients. If you know you are allergic to anything in the medicine, do not use it.  Ask for a different medicine.  Read the warnings on the label carefully, and take note.   Do not use a medicine after the date on the bottle. It may not work as well.

One large problem for many seniors in taking care of their oral and dental health is cost. The cost of seeing a dentist exceeds their budget. That is because many seniors do not have dental insurance and the cost of dental insurance can also exceed their budget. However there is a low cost dental alternative for seniors.

Dental discount plans are available in most states they run around $10.00 a month and greatly reduce dental care cost.  Making dental care more affordable.

Infants born with a severely underdeveloped heart who undergo a newer surgical procedure are more likely to survive their first year and not require a heart transplant than those who have a more traditional surgical procedure, according to a report by researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. The study of 549 newborns, however, suggests that after the first year, the two surgical procedures for the relatively rare condition yield similar results.

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