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A Good Night's Sleep May Mean a Good Day's Work
 
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

Taking Medications Safely

  • Know why you were prescribed the medicine and what it is supposed to do.

  • Follow your doctor's instructions about how much to take and how often.

  • Read the package label or patient information sheet.

  • Don't take someone else's prescription.

  • Don't take any medication without your doctor's approval if you're pregnant or nursing.

  • Read and heed all directions, warnings and precautions.

  • Don't take medications and vitamin or mineral supplements at the same time without first checking with your health care provider or pharmacist.

  • Call your doctor, 911 or your area's emergency-response number if you are suffering a life-threatening allergic reaction to a medication.