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Anatomy of the Spine

The anatomical shape of the adult spine also contains four basic curvatures. The thoracic and sacral regions are concave anteriorly, while the cervical and lumbar regions are concave posteriorly. This unique shape of the spine allows it to support the weight of the human body.


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Another STD Spurs Concern

British study concludes Mycoplasma genitalium infection is transmitted through sexual contact

Health Tip of the Day

How to Decompress at Work

Give each of the following stress-reducing strategies a try.

  • Exercise. At break time, take a 5- or 10-minute walk around the block or the office.

  • Take a deep breath. Slow, deep breathing brings more oxygen into your body, relaxes your muscles and slows your heart rate.

  • Check your posture. Sit up straight and press your lower back against your chair.

  • Get away from it all. Find a place in the building where you can escape when necessary.

  • Stand for a while. Sitting for hours stresses your back, thighs, neck and other muscles.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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