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There are no symptoms of hyperlipidemia, so regular cholesterol screening with blood tests should be part of the physical examination. A doctor or healthcare professional can recommend ways to prevent hyperlipidemia.

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Smoking Affects Mental Abilities

Older adults who smoke lose their mental faculties more quickly than those who don't smoke, according to research published in 2004 in the journal Neurology. The study looked at 9,000 elderly smokers and found that their cognitive abilities declined five times as quickly as nonsmokers. Those who smoked the most had the fastest decline, the study says.

It is important to note, however, that although studies have connected smoking and an increased risk for cognitive decline, the National Institutes of Health says that researchers still aren't sure whether this lifestyle choice actually causes it.

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If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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