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Myelography

The doctor will view the x-ray film, or myelogram, to determine the location and type of the damage to the spinal cord, and then determine appropriate therapy.


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If Wisdom Teeth Must Come Out

If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, you'll be put under local anesthesia for the surgery, which is usually done on an outpatient basis. It takes about an hour to remove four wisdom teeth, and you'll spend some time afterward in recovery. You'll have some bleeding and will have to bite gently on gauze for a few hours after surgery. You can use ice packs to help keep swelling down, and your doctor may prescribe medication for pain. You may notice discoloration of the skin during healing, but this will disappear in a few days.

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Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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