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To determine the disc’s contribution to pain, a physician may perform a discography. During a discography procedure, a long needle is inserted into the center of the intervertebral disc from the back. A special dye is then injected into the disc, making the disc clearly visible on x-ray film, called...

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Go Take a Hike -- Safely

Proper footwear, first-aid kit and extra food are must-haves, experts say

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Tips for Good Nutrition

  • Use your microwave. Microwaves have revolutionized vegetable cooking -- you can do them just right. You can also buy commercial low-fat microwave meals and add a salad for a complete dinner. On the weekends, cook meals in batches and freeze them to microwave later.

  • Use common sense when eating out. Order salad dressing on the side so you'll know how much you're putting on. Ask for things grilled or cooked without butter. As for "mystery" entrees, if you eat half, it will be half of whatever calories are there.

  • If you eat at a fast-food restaurant, choose the salads and grilled chicken.

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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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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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