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Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey
 
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.
 
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
Health Tip of the Day

What Are They Watching?

Pay attention to the video games, movies and computer games your children watch to protect them from negative behavioral and psychological consequences, public health experts say. Some tips: Closely monitor the entertainment they buy or rent. Limit TV and video-game time to two or three hours per day. Don't let youngsters play first-person shooter games, and don't let children under age 10 view any violent entertainment, including R-rated movies.