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Frostbite

The extent of permanent tissue damage will be determined by the amount of time the tissues remain frozen. Certain medical conditions and medications can increase a person’s susceptibility for developing frostbite. If you think you have frostbite, warm the skin slowly in lukewarm water. Do not use...


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Air Pollution Linked to Heart Disease

Breathing polluted air, especially smoky exhaust from factory smokestacks and the tailpipes of diesel-powered vehicles, can contribute to exercise-induced heart disease, says the American Heart Association (AHA). A recent study also found people with heart disease were three times more likely to suffer ischemia or decreased oxygen supply to the heart muscle, after exercising in highly polluted air.

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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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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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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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