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Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
 
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

Tips to Survive the Holidays

  • Start addressing your holiday cards Thanksgiving weekend. Complete five cards a night. Or, send New Year's cards this year instead.

  • Shop early in the month and early in the day.

  • Shop by mail or Internet and have the company wrap and ship gifts directly to recipients.

  • Simplify gift-giving by choosing a theme. For example: Buy a book or sweater for everyone on your list.

  • To keep packages sorted, wrap each person's gifts in a different wrapping paper pattern.

  • Instead of exchanging gifts with a friend you haven't seen in a while, suggest a Dutch lunch date at a nice restaurant.