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Epidural Anesthesia

There are several potential complications associated with this procedure that should be discussed with the doctor prior to the procedure.


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Health Tip of the Day

How Much Is a Serving Size?

  • Meat, fish and chicken (2-3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry or fish): no wider or thicker than the palm of your hand

  • Potatoes or rice: about the size of your fist

  • Bread: one roll the size of your fist or one slice as thick as your palm

  • Pasta (1/2 cup of cooked cereal, rice or pasta): two fistfuls

  • Pasta sauce: one fistful

  • Cheese: a one-inch cube, about the length from the tip of your thumb to the first joint down

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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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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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