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The lab will analyze the fluid and look for several different things. Presence of red blood cells may indicate a hemorrhage around the brain or spinal cord. White blood cells and or certain proteins may be an indication of a tumor, or an infection, such as meningitis.


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Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

Health Tip of the Day

Banish the Thought

Forget the insults and remember the praise. Easier said than done, but that's the ticket to feeling happier. A study by researchers at the University of Oregon-Eugene found that people who pushed unpleasant memories out of their minds found them harder to retrieve.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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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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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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