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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.
 
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
 
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

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.