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FDA Adds to Side Effect List for Statins

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Heard this health advice before? That’s because these are among the healthiest things you can do for yourself on a day-to-day basis.

A healthy life comes from healthy habits, and it doesn’t have to be difficult! A salad with dinner, or a 30-minute walk around the neighborhood. Slowly integrating healthy habits is the only sure way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Start by implementing one this week, your future self will thank you.


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Reviewed February 29, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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