- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep
Better sleep can be yours! Consider sleep tips for the weary.
Slide show: 10 great health foods
Add these nutritious foods to the menu and give your diet a healthy boost.
Ozone air purifiers: Can they improve asthma symptoms?
Ozone air purifiers don't reduce asthma symptoms. In fact, they can make asthma worse
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Top 5 foods to lower your cholesterol
A few tweaks to your diet may be enough to lower your cholesterol to a healthy level and help you stay off medications. Consider adding these cholesterol-lowering foods to your diet:
1. Oatmeal and oat bran.
2. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts.
3. Fish - mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon.
4. Olive oil.
5. Foods fortified with plant sterols or stanols, such as margarines, orange juice and yogurt drinks.
Nutrition-wise: Is the family dinner a thing of the past?
Don't give up on the family dinner. Eating together as a family at least three times a week has important health benefits.