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Degenerative Disc Disease

Excessive pressure, strain, or injury to a rigid disc can cause the disc to tear or bulge. The degeneration of disc size and function will bring the adjacent vertebrae closer to one another, possibly causing impingement and compression of a spinal nerve root. Nerve impingement can result in...


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Health Tip of the Day

Stress Relievers

You can take steps to reduce the amount of stress in your life. Here are some ideas from the National Mental Health Association:

  • Learn to say no when you feel overwhelmed by your activities and responsibilities. It's OK to turn down requests for your time or to drop activities that aren't absolutely necessary.

  • Don't play superman or superwoman. You can't do everything, nor should you expect others to do so.

  • Take time to relax. Ten to 20 minutes of relaxation or quiet thought can ease stress.

  • Get regular exercise. Try 20 to 30 minutes of some kind of physical activity. It's good not only as stress reliever, but also for your physical health.

  • Tackle one task at a time. Sort through your "to do" list and find the one that's most urgent. When you finish that one, go to the next one on the priority list.

 

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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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