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1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013
 
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

Brainy Blueberries

A cup of blueberries a day may help keep you mentally sharp. Researchers at Tufts University report that blueberries reduced age-related brain damage in rats and also prevented mental decline in mice genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer's-like plaques in their brains. The findings, coupled with early results from a human study, suggest eating blueberries can help prevent the mental decline that often accompanies aging.

Although studies have shown an association between healthy eating habits and a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease, the National Institutes of Health says that researchers still aren’t sure whether these factors can actually prevent the disease.