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CVC and PICC

Both CVC and PICC lines allow long-term venous access without having frequent needle sticks. Some treatments can even be given at home with a CVC. Both CVC and PICC lines have a high risk for infection. Sterile techniques must be used at all times.


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Minding the Menu

You can make meals out healthier by carefully reading the menu. Foods that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, roasted, steamed or stir-fried are generally healthier choices, says the National Women's Health Information Center. Remember that you can usually take a portion of your food home to enjoy later. Other tips: Get sauces or dressings on the side; order low-fat or nonfat milk; choose fresh fruit for dessert instead of something sugary and high fat; eat slowly, allowing your brain time to register that you are full.

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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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