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Health Highlights: July 29, 2014
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Pregnancy and Medications
Talk to your doctor before using any medication while you're pregnant. More than 90 percent of prescriptions that have come on the market since 1980 haven't been adequately screened to ensure they don't cause birth defects, according to a report in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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.
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.
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