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Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
 
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.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
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Vaccine Vital for Reducing Chickenpox

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the chickenpox vaccine can reduce cases of the disease by 80 percent. The highly contagious virus often strikes children before age 10, causing five to 10 days of rashes, fever and fatigue. Half of the country's states have made the chickenpox vaccination mandatory for children entering schools and day-care facilities.