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Blood and Platelet Transfusion

Once the appropriate type of blood component has been identified, the blood must be tested to make sure it is a suitable match for the patient. Two tests, type and crossmatch, can be used to test compatibility before any blood or blood product from a donor is administered.


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Health Tip of the Day

Babying Your Eyes

If you have to be on the road for a long trip, keep in mind that hours of staring at the road can irritate your eyes. If your eyes become strained and dry, insert a few drops of artificial tears to soothe and refresh them, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Spotty and blurry vision can occur after many miles of driving. Take a break and use artificial tears to clear your vision.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Diabetes
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.

Your Family

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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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