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Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says
 
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.
 
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

Running Shoes Need Close Look

Inspect a pair of running shoes before buying them. The American Running Association (ARA) offers these tips to prevent injury: Make sure each shoe is glued together securely and that the upper part is glued straight into the sole. Check to be sure the inside and the outside of the heel is even when placed on a flat surface and that the sole doesn't roll inward or outward.