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Today in Health News

Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

But small study isn't conclusive, experts say

Health Tip of the Day

Eating More Fruits, Veggies

You should have three to five servings a day of vegetables and two to four servings a day of fruit, or a total of five to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, according to the USDA. Here are some suggestions from the American Dietetic Association on how to boost the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat:

  • Add vegetables and even fruit to a sandwich. Experiment with peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, pineapple and lettuce.

  • As a snack, choose 100 percent fruit juice to drink.

  • Don't forget fruit as part of your lunch.

  • Make a smoothie with fruit, fruit juice and frozen yogurt.

  • When you eat pizza, add vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, spinach, bell peppers and mushrooms as a topping.

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

Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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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