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'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies
 
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.
 
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Good Dental Hygiene Important for Heart Health

It's important to brush and floss twice a day. New research indicates that gum disease caused by poor oral hygiene can result in pain and tooth loss, contribute to heart disease and lead to stroke, says the American Academy of Periodontology. People with gum disease can have nearly twice the risk of a fatal heart attack as those with healthy gums.