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Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says
 
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

A Primer on Candle Safety

Candles cause thousands of house fires every year. To keep flames manageable, says the National Candle Association, trim wicks to one-quarter inch (making a lower flame). Also, keep candles at least 10 inches from a vent or window (preventing air from blowing the flame toward fabric or paper), and extinguish any candle that has burned to within two inches of its base. Keep candles away from any flammable liquids.