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Cyberknife Radiosurgery

The CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery System is an entirely new approach to radiosurgery that eliminates the need for a rigid stereotactic frame, enables painless treatment of tumor sites anywhere in the body, and can still be done on an outpatient basis.


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Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

Less than one-quarter follow recommendations

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Essential Information About Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition that results from a drastic loss of body heat as a result of overexposure to the cold. A person with the condition will have an abnormally low core body temperature (below 95 degrees). Symptoms of mild hypothermia (temperature 90 to 95) are uncontrollable shivering, with pale, cool skin and some degree of confusion and difficulty moving. If the core temperature drops below 90 degrees, the body stops shivering, and blood pressure, heart rate and rate of breathing decrease. To give first-aid for hypothermia:

  • Stop the heat loss. Move the person to a warmer place and cover him or her with dry blankets. Don't place the person in front of a fireplace or radiator -- an extreme change in temperature could cause shock.

  • Use a heating blanket, heat lamp or hot pack, if available, taking care to rewarm the person gradually.

  • If the person is conscious and appears lucid, offer something warm and nonalcoholic to drink.

  • If the person is unconscious, seek emergency medical care. If you cannot detect a pulse after a minute, you can use CPR. Do not attempt CPR if the person has a pulse.

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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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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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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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