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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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Health Tip of the Day

Family Fitness

You can encourage your family to become fit by following these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Limit how much time your children spend watching TV and playing video games. Limit how much time you spend doing these activities, as well.

  • Don't eat snacks or meals while watching TV. If possible, do some type of exercise while watching.

  • Schedule family fitness activities such as biking, hiking or tennis.

  • Set exercise goals as a family to help everyone stick to the fitness plan.

  • When the weather is bad, try indoor exercise ideas such as jumping jacks or Simon Says.

  • Encourage your children to try individual sports such as tennis or swimming that can be done throughout life.

 

Healthy Living

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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