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Anatomy of the Shoulder

Two sac-like structures called bursae are also located in the shoulder. The bursae secrete a lubricating fluid, which helps reduce friction between the moving parts of the joint. Together, all of these structures create one of the most flexible joints in the body.


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Helping Children Adjust to Divorce

  • Don't shield your children from bad news. It's important to be open and honest with them.

  • Make an effort to understand how your children feel about the divorce. You are going through a terrific emotional struggle yourself. Still, you must encourage children to talk openly about their feelings. Let them express anger and grief on their own terms.

  • During and after the divorce, don't expose your kids to arguments between the two of you. The children of divorcing parents must make some difficult adjustments. Don't add to the stress by fighting in front of them.

  • Reinforce to your child that the divorce is not their fault and that you both still love the child very much.

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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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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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