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Fractures II

All fractures must be taken seriously. If you think that a bone has been fractured, you should seek immediate medical attention.


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Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

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Health Tip of the Day

Checking Out Shoe Types

Athletic shoes are made in several different ways, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. You should try to find out how a shoe was constructed to see if it's a good match for your foot type. Here are the three main shoe constructions:

  • Slip-last. This shoe is made by sewing together the upper part of the shoe and then gluing it to the sole. The result is a lightweight, flexible shoe.

  • Board-last. For this shoe, the upper part of the shoe is sewn to a cardboard-like material. Board-lasted shoes are good for people with flat feet.

  • Combination-last. This shoe is slip-lasted in the front and board-lasted in the back. The result is a heel that's stable and a front that's flexible.

 

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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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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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
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