- By Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levers — that occur together.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Setting youself up for a fall?
Have you ever tripped down the stairs? Slipped on a rug? It may seem silly, but falls are nothing to take lightly. Here are five tips to fall-proof your home: 1. Keep electrical cords out of walking paths. 2. Securely fasten carpet, rugs and carpet runners to the floor. 3. Keep stairways free of clutter. 4. Use nonslip mats in your bathtub or shower. 5. Store clothing, dishes, food and other necessities within easy reach.