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1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds
 
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
 
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.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Lessening Risks of Online Relationships

These tips are for adults who spend time online. Parents should discourage children and teens from developing online relationships.

  • Never offer personal information to strangers on the Internet. Be careful not to divulge such items as your address, phone number or workplace.

  • Build your e-mail relationship carefully. Once you're comfortable interacting on the Internet, set up a phone conversation. Beware of caller ID devices.

  • If the phone conversation goes well, meet in person at a public place. Only then should you share key personal information.

  • Hang on to your sense of reality. To avoid disillusionment, remind yourself that you're seeing only your new friend's good side on the computer.