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There are several complications that can result from surgery, and these should always be discussed with your physician.


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Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Animation: Cerebral Aneurysm Animation
Calculator: Children's BMI Calculator
Clinical Wizard: Healthy Pregnancy Guide Clinical Wizard
Podcast: Podcast: Could You Have Prediabetes?
Quiz: Back Care Quiz
Risk Assesment: Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Pacemakers

Today in Health News

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Health Tip of the Day

Smoking Leads to Infections, Plaque

Cigarette smoking turns the body into a breeding ground for infections, which can lead to artery-clogging plaque. Current and ex-smokers who had common chronic ailments -- such as bronchitis, ulcers, urinary-tract infections and gum disease -- were more than three times as likely to develop early atherosclerosis than people without such infections, according to a study in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Infections also promoted artery disease in people exposed to secondhand smoke.

Healthy Living

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.

Health Centers

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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Children's Health
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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