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Spinal Problem Tests

A facet joint block is a procedure in which an anesthetic and steroid are injected directly into the facet joint. Laboratory testing of collected fluids, such as blood, may be recommended to detect problems that are not determined by other tests. A spinal tap is a procedure in which cerebral spinal...


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Courting Ankle Health

Those fancy maneuvers on the basketball court could leave you with an ankle injury. That goes for other court sports such as racquetball and tennis, as well. To help prevent injuries to your ankles or the Achilles and other tendons, buy quality athletic shoes and replace them frequently, say experts from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Use appropriate support for arches, and stretch the Achilles' tendon and calf muscles before playing.

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Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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