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Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections are very common. After infancy, UTIs occur more often in females because their urethra is shorter and is closer to the anus. If a UTI is not detected and treated early, it can spread from the urethra to the bladder and the kidneys.


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Tips for Winter Workouts

Be prudent; check the weather report before you head out. Dress in layers you can remove as you warm up. Avoid wearing cotton clothing next to your skin; shirts and pants made of polypropylene will wick sweat away from you. Wear proper footwear with non-slip soles; be careful crossing icy patches.

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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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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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