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Today in Health News

Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Immunization Calendar
Podcast: Podcast: A Healthy Diet Still One of the Best Defenses Against Heart Attack
Quiz: Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz
Risk Assesment: Acid Reflux (GERD) Risk Assessment
Video: Diabetes, Type 2

Health Tip of the Day

6 Tips for Healthy Dieting

  • Don't eat too few calories. If you want to lose weight, start exercising.

  • Don't skip or skimp on meals. Your body won't burn the calories as efficiently. You'll also end up hungry before your next meal -- and end up overeating.

  • Don't focus only on what you've cut out of your diet. Add vegetables, grains and fruit to your meals, and you'll feel well fed.

  • Don't adopt an all or nothing mentality. Don't give up all your favorite foods; that virtually dooms your diet to failure.

  • Select a reasonable weight goal.

  • Be sure to drink enough water. Sometimes when you feel hungry, you are only thirsty.

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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