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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.
 
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

Good Dental Hygiene Helps Bad Breath

To banish bad breath, follow these tips from the American Dental Association (ADA): Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Brush your tongue. Avoid garlic and onions. Quit smoking. Ask your doctor if any medications you take can lead to dry mouth, which can cause bad breath.