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CAT Scans

While x-rays are limited to two dimensional renderings. CAT scans are able to generate 3D views by rotating a conventional x-ray beam in a spiral around the patient’s body. This series of rotations around the body creates image slices. A computer gathers, compiles and translates these images into a...


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A Common Illness

Campylobacter is one of the most common bacterial causes of diarrhea in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms of campylobacteriosis, the illness caused by the bacterium, are diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain and fever. The diarrhea may be bloody and can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Most cases of this illness have been linked to raw poultry or eating undercooked poultry meat. To prevent campylobacteriosis, cook poultry thoroughly, and wash your hands, utensils and cutting surfaces after handling raw poultry.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
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.

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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.

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