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Living Healthier

During the last century the life span of the average American increased 25 years. With a longer life comes the need to address many health concerns that become more pronounced the longer we live.

Even if you are young, you can take steps to stay healthier. Staying healthier now may mean living even longer later.

Some of the ways to stay healthier are very simple. We can avoid many infectious diseases by something as simple as washing our hands more often. We can reduce the risk of a baby dying from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) just by placing him or her to sleep on their back instead of their stomach. We can get a flu shot, get more exercise and eat more nutritiously.

Learn more about how to prevent disease and injury and have a longer, healthier life.