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Liver Cirrhosis

Damage to the liver from alcoholism or illness causes scar tissue to develop in the healthy liver tissue. Scar tissue prevents blood from flowing through the liver, preventing it from functioning properly. If the underlying cause of cirrhosis continues, for example, if a person with alcoholism...


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Staying Healthy

You can take some important steps to keep yourself healthy. Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • Don't smoke or use any form of tobacco.

  • Eat a healthy diet.

  • Exercise regularly. Check with your health care provider before starting to exercise if you have been sedentary.

  • Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.

  • Don't use illegal drugs.

  • Practice safe sex.

  • Use a seat belt when riding in any vehicle.

  • See your health care provider regularly for preventive care.

 

Healthy Living

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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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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