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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias are common in children and usually appear before an infant is one year of age. In adults, the cause of hernias is unknown, but hernias are commonly thought to be associated with lifting heavy objects.


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Health Tip of the Day

How to Keep Your Energy Level Up

  • Don't skip meals, especially breakfast.

  • Get regular exercise.

  • Eat high-energy foods, including whole-grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables.

  • Avoid fatty foods. Fat takes a long time to digest and makes the body feel sluggish.

  • Sugar's OK, but don't overdo it.

  • Get a good night's sleep. Getting even an hour less than you need can result in slower mental functioning.

  • Drink plenty of fluids. You need to drink the equivalent of a half-gallon of fluid a day.

  • Coffee and tea will give you a lift -- in moderation. Caffeine is a stimulant.

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If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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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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