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Lumbar Fusion

Repeat x-rays of the spine should be done at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years to ensure that the new bone is healing properly.


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Deadly Smoke

More than 4,000 chemicals are found in tobacco smoke, including at least 60 chemicals that are known to cause cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Some of the chemicals in tobacco smoke become cancer causing after they are activated by certain enzymes found in many tissues in the body. These activated chemicals then become part of the DNA in cells and possibly interfere with the normal growth of cells, the agency says.

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You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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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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