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Among the Missing: Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for your body to absorb and use calcium to build strong bones. Are you getting enough? Salmon and tuna are good sources of this important bone builder.

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Crunchy Chicken Salad Recipe

Make this scrumptious salad using chicken, apples, and grapes. Pair it with whole-wheat toast for a flavorful lunchtime favorite.

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Learn the Language of Lung Disease

Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. What do you know about COPD? Test your knowledge about this serious illness.

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    There isn't much good that can be said about smoking. Now, on a positive note, do you know how much money you can save if you quit smoking today?

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    Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

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      A relapse happens when you return to smoking after a period of quitting—usually after the first three months. Most people experience several relapses before quitting for good. This video discusses situations that can trigger a relapse and offers a range of coping skills and behavior changes to get you back on track.

      Your child probably loves pizza. And how about hot dogs, lunch meat, or cheese? In addition to being many children's favorites, these foods are high in sodium. They contribute to a startling fact: Many children eat as much sodium as adults in the U.S

         

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