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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
 
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.
 
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Is Your Baby Ready for Solids?

Here's how to tell:

  • Your child can hold his or her head steady when sitting.

  • Your baby's tongue thrust reflex is gone (this is the reflex that prevents infants from choking by pushing food out of the mouth).

  • Your child is between 4 and 7 months of age.

  • Your child sometimes opens his or her mouth when food approaches.

  • Your child is interested in food when others eat.

  • Your child is able to swallow baby food placed on the tongue.