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Undergoing a tonsillectomy generally does not affect a person's ability to ward off infection. The number of throat infections can be reduced, but not eliminated. It is important to discuss all risks and potential complications with the surgeon prior to having this procedure.

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Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

Health Tip of the Day

Lingering Over Mealtime

Our busy lifestyles often mean that we eat on the run. But slowing down to enjoy a meal may be healthier for you, says the American Dietetic Association (ADA). By savoring your meal, you may improve what you eat and how much you eat, because it's easier to sense when you are full. Here are some other tips from the ADA:

  • Always eat from a plate.

  • Sit at a table to eat.

  • Eat only when you are hungry.

  • Focus on enjoying what you are eating.


Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
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.

Health Centers

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Older Adult's Health
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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