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Chorionic Villus Sampling

The placenta can be in several different locations within the uterus. Therefore, an ultrasound is performed to locate the placenta and determine the best approach for the procedure. A catheter is then guided through the vagina and cervix to the placenta. With suction from the catheter, a small piece...


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Tips to Become More Active

You've vowed to become more active. Here are some tips from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases on how to do that.

  • Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

  • Start slowly to give your body a chance to get used to a new activity.

  • Warm up by spending a few minutes getting your body ready to exercise.

  • Cool down by slowing down your exercise. This helps relax your muscles and prevent injuries.

  • Set short-term and long-term goals to keep you focused.

  • Find a friend or family member to exercise with you.

  • Track your progress by keeping a log or journal.

 

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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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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.

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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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