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Living a healthy lifestyle is the surest way to delay or prevent
illness. Research is confirming that following simple, prudent
health habits increases longevity and quality of life, and even
making one or two changes is better than doing nothing.
Increased levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are
changing the earth's climate, which affects everyone's health in
the form of more instances of extreme weather, poorer air
quality, an increase in insect-borne illnesses, and more.
Genetic testing may soon be able to predict a man's risk of
getting prostate cancer, but the tests can give false or
misleading results. Men with a family history of the disease will
probably benefit more from such testing when it is available.
I am 55. My cholesterol counts are normal, but my wife clipped an
article about a study that found statin drugs prevent heart
attacks even in people with normal cholesterol. My golfing
partners all take cholesterol medication - should I join them?