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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

9 Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

  • Wash your hands before you eat.

  • Wash fruits and vegetables before eating or preparing them.

  • Cook foods thoroughly; use a meat thermometer when cooking roasts and poultry.

  • Wash kitchen towels and clean-up cloths daily; wash cutting boards after each use.

  • Toss leftovers after two days.

  • Pay attention to "sell by" and "use by" dates on food packages.

  • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold when serving foods buffet style.

  • Wash your hands and all utensils and surfaces that touch raw meat and poultry.

  • Don't eat anything that contains raw eggs, including cake and cookie dough and homemade salad dressing.