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Appendicitis

An inflamed appendix is usually surgically removed during an emergency procedure called an appendectomy. Delay in treatment could cause the appendix to rupture, resulting in a serious infection.


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Health Tip of the Day

Choosing a Shoe That Fits

  • Buy a shoe one-half inch longer than your longest toe.

  • The forefoot should not be crowded; be sure your toes can extend.

  • Be sure there's a snug fit around the heel of the shoe.

  • Your feet expand when bearing weight, so stand when your feet are measured.

  • In many people, one foot is larger than the other. Shoes should be fitted to your longer and wider foot.

  • Consider not buying high-heeled shoes. These put pressure on the toes, which can lead to bunions and other foot problems.

  • Remember that weather affects your feet. They get smaller in cold weather and expand in hot weather.

  • If you have diabetes, pay special attention to shoe fit. Poorly fitting shoes can lead to infections.

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Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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