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All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked
 
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

What Are They Watching?

Pay attention to the video games, movies and computer games your children watch to protect them from negative behavioral and psychological consequences, public health experts say. Some tips: Closely monitor the entertainment they buy or rent. Limit TV and video-game time to two or three hours per day. Don't let youngsters play first-person shooter games, and don't let children under age 10 view any violent entertainment, including R-rated movies.