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Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma usually affects patients between the ages of 10 and 20, during the adolescent growth spurt. Males and African-Americans are more likely to develop osteosarcoma. A history of radiation therapy or having certain genetic factors also increases risk. Treatment usually involves chemotherapy...


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Weighty Issue

Despite a soaring number of overweight children in the United States, many of their mothers don't know it. About a third of those with heavy children believe their kids are at a normal weight, according to a survey published in Pediatrics. Obesity researchers are alarmed that 20 to 30 percent of American children are either overweight or at risk for becoming so. Ask your child's health care provider for help if your child is overweight. Increasing your child's activity level and substituting healthful foods for junk and fast food can help.

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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.

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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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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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