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Lumbar Surgery

Many patients will notice immediate improvement after the surgery is performed; however, several months of rehabilitation are still needed to gain all of the benefits of the surgery.

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Health Tip of the Day

Checking Out the Calories

Just because a food is low in fat doesn't make it low in calories. Some low-fat foods have as many or more calories than the regular product, according to the International Food Information Council. That's why it's important to check food labels. Low-fat and nonfat milk and fat-trimmed meats don't suffer in taste, but many low-fat foods need a replacement for the fat so that the foods taste good. Low-fat, lower-calorie foods use water and carbohydrate-, protein- and fat-based ingredients to provide thickening, texture and taste.

Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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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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