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Lupus

The causes of lupus are unknown although scientists believe that heredity and environmental factors are involved. This disorder is most common in women who are in their 20s and 30s. In some cases lupus may be induced by certain medications. Lupus is diagnosed with blood tests other diagnostic...


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Health Tip of the Day

Make Mealtime Family Time

  • Divide tasks, so Mom alone is not responsible for preparing food, serving, and washing dishes.

  • Don't discuss things that would embarrass or humiliate family members. Certain subjects children may want to discuss might require more one-on-one listening. Otherwise, there are no taboo topics.

  • Dinner is a good opportunity to build self-esteem. By listening to what children have to say, you are saying, "I value what you do; I respect who you are and what you're doing."

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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.

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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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