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Upper Respiratory Infection

Upper respiratory infections can be spread by direct contact, by exposure to airborne particles, or by touching contaminated surfaces and then by rubbing the nose or eyes.


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Seat Belt Savvy

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 4 to 14. Car booster seats have proved effective at preventing serious injuries to children. Yet 86 percent of American children who should be restrained in car seats or belt-positioning booster seats are still inappropriately restrained in adult seat belts. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends belt-positioning booster seats for children who have outgrown their forward-facing car seats but don't yet fit into adult seat belts. Most children won't fit into the adult belts until they're at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall.

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Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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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.

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

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