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Cervical Surgery

An anterior cervical discectomy is the most common surgical procedure to treat damaged cervical discs. This procedure involves making a small incision in front of the neck. The tissues in front of the damaged disc are separated and the disc is removed. Openings slightly wider than the removed disk...

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Health Tip of the Day

Overcoming a Plateau

Sometimes you can hit a "plateau" when you're trying to lose weight. Here are tips from Duke University on how to cope with a plateau:

  • Don't weigh yourself more than once a week. More frequent weighing may record normal weight fluctuations, making you think you've stopped losing.

  • Keep in mind that everyone is different. Your rate of loss is likely to be different from the next person's rate. The more you lose, the faster the pounds will drop.

  • Keep your exercise workout at a moderate level. If you exercise too much, your body may start hoarding calories and fat.


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Stress Management
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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