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Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
 
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

Pumping Up the Iron

To get the most natural iron from certain vegetables, watch how you prepare them. Steaming, stir-frying or boiling increases the iron in broccoli, green peppers and tomatoes, according to researchers at Rutgers University. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron found in vegetables. Caffeine, tannin (found in tea) and calcium decrease the body's ability to absorb iron.