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Degenerative Disc Replacement

This condition can be relieved with a surgical procedure called artificial disc replacement. In this procedure, the damaged disc is replaced with a prosthetic metal and polyethylene disc. First, the damaged disc is removed and the end surfaces of the vertebral bodies are cleared of debris. The...


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Caffeine Can Help Lightheadedness

Some people feel lightheaded when giving blood. If that's happened to you, you may want to try drinking coffee beforehand. Researchers at Ohio University report that those who drank about two cups of coffee before donating were significantly less likely to feel woozy than those who had no caffeine in their systems. Caffeine can raise blood pressure and heart rate, however, so this method may not be for everyone.

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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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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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