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Blood and Platelet Transfusion

Once the appropriate type of blood component has been identified, the blood must be tested to make sure it is a suitable match for the patient. Two tests, type and crossmatch, can be used to test compatibility before any blood or blood product from a donor is administered.


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Avoid Alcohol When Planning Pregnancy

Women who are planning to become pregnant should not drink alcoholic beverages. That's because it can take four to six weeks before a woman knows she is pregnant. Those early weeks of pregnancy are critical for fetal development, and alcohol can have a profound effect. Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading preventable cause of mental retardation, according to the March of Dimes.

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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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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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