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Degenerative Disc Disease

Excessive pressure, strain, or injury to a rigid disc can cause the disc to tear or bulge. The degeneration of disc size and function will bring the adjacent vertebrae closer to one another, possibly causing impingement and compression of a spinal nerve root. Nerve impingement can result in...


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Health Tip of the Day

Optimum Tennis Benefits

Here are suggestions for getting the most training benefit from your tennis game:

  • Play singles, not doubles. You'll have to go after more balls and cover more territory.

  • Choose slow court surfaces. Points last longer on slower courts, so you do more running and hitting.

  • Be aggressive. Go after every shot, even if it's going out. Run, don't walk, back to your position.

  • Keep moving. Run in place or walk quickly in circles while your opponent is gathering balls or during other pauses.

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Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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