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Women and Folic Acid
More women of childbearing age are getting enough folic acid to prevent birth defects, according to the March of Dimes. About 40 percent of women now get enough folic acid, which can reduce the risk for having a child with spinal bifida or other neural tube defects, or a brain defect such as anencephaly.
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.
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.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.