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Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking
 
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

Reconnecting With Your Spouse

If you want to spend more quality time with your spouse, you don't have to make it complicated. An after-dinner cup of coffee or a short weekend walk can become a loving ritual if you make the commitment, says William J. Doherty, Ph.D., professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota. Make it a standing date and time and stick to it. During this "couple time," agree not to discuss problems or argue. The goal is simple -- to relax and reconnect.