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Degenerative Disc Replacement

This condition can be relieved with a surgical procedure called artificial disc replacement. In this procedure, the damaged disc is replaced with a prosthetic metal and polyethylene disc. First, the damaged disc is removed and the end surfaces of the vertebral bodies are cleared of debris. The...


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Caffeine Can Help Lightheadedness

Some people feel lightheaded when giving blood. If that's happened to you, you may want to try drinking coffee beforehand. Researchers at Ohio University report that those who drank about two cups of coffee before donating were significantly less likely to feel woozy than those who had no caffeine in their systems. Caffeine can raise blood pressure and heart rate, however, so this method may not be for everyone.

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Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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