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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.
 
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

Tips to Deal with Lice

  • Tell your children never to share any hair items.

  • Watch for scratching.

  • If someone in your family has head lice, check all family members for lice and nits (eggs) once a week.

  • Don't confuse nits with dandruff or dirt. Dandruff and dirt can be brushed out of hair; nits cannot.

  • Consult your pharmacist or physician before using lice treatments.

  • Use any product correctly and with caution.

  • Remove nits with a fine-toothed comb or fingernails. Rinsing hair with distilled white vinegar can make nits easier to see.

  • Wash bedding and recently worn clothing in hot water and dry it in a dryer. Seal unwashable items in plastic bags for two weeks.