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2 Courts, 2 Different Decisions on Key Obamacare Provision
Rulings conflict over subsidies for people who bought insurance through HealthCare.gov, the federal website
A Woman's Heart Disease Risk
You're at risk for heart disease if your father had a heart attack before age 56 or if your mother had one before age 60. If you are 20 percent or more overweight. If body fat is concentrated around your midsection. If you have a low level of HDL ("good") cholesterol and a high level of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. If you have diabetes.
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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