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Allergen Vaccines

For persistent or bothersome allergies, treatment can include desensitization with allergen vaccines, commonly known as immunotherapy or allergy shots. Allergen vaccines consist of a small amount of the substance that causes the allergy. The patient receives injections of the allergen vaccine at...

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For New Moms: Protect Your Back

  • Use a changing table higher than your waist to minimize bending.

  • Kneel or squat when lifting your baby from a stroller. Buy a stroller with a handle long enough to reach without leaning over.

  • Lower the crib side; don't bend over it.

  • Coax your child to come to the side of the playpen. Then bend your knees, keep your back straight and avoid twisting.

  • Use pillows when breastfeeding to bring the baby up to you and a footstool to support your legs.

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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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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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