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Today in Health News

Burn Injuries More Common in Summer

Doctor shares tips for safe use of fire pits, barbecues and campfires

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Target Heart Rate Calculator
Podcast: Kidney Biopsy Podcast
Quiz: Osteoporosis Quiz
Risk Assesment: Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Video: Pacemakers

Health Tip of the Day

Preschoolers Eating More

Preschoolers are eating plenty of nutritious foods these days, but researchers are concerned about the emphasis on "plenty," according to a study in a 2004 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. Over the last 30 years, daily food intake among preschoolers has increased by 200 calories. This increase has contributed to the trend toward obesity in children, the researchers say.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
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.

Health Centers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
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.

Your Family

Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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