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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

Making a Lighter Dinner

  • Top baked potatoes with salsa, nonfat yogurt or butter sprinkles.

  • Order fresh fish poached or steamed instead of deep-fried.

  • Watch your condiments. Good choices are ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce.

  • When preparing beef stews, trim all visible fat from the meat before cooking

  • Steam vegetables and top with lemon juice and herbs.

  • Halve the butter or margarine called for when preparing packaged rice, potato or macaroni dishes. Consider eliminating the butter or margarine altogether.

  • Try different fat-free frozen yogurts and find one that satisfies your palate the way full-fat ice cream does.