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Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot
 
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

How to Cut Back on Saturated Fats

  • Cook with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated oils.

  • Avoid foods high in saturated fats such as beef, lamb, mutton, dark-meat poultry and poultry skin, butter and other whole-milk dairy products.

  • Read food labels on processed foods, especially those on chips, cookies and crackers. These foods often are made with highly saturated tropical oils, lard or hydrogenated vegetable oils.

  • Trim visible fat from meat before cooking. Remove the skin from chicken, turkey and duck before eating.

  • Cook the leanest cuts of meat.

  • Eat at least two meatless or low-meat meals a week.

  • Snack on fruits, carrot sticks, air-popped popcorn and low-fat crackers instead of chips and other high-fat snacks.