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Lumbar Laminectomy

There are several potential complications associated with this procedure that should be discussed with a doctor prior to surgery.

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Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk

Vulnerability is higher among those with a low education and income, researchers report

Health Tip of the Day

Washing for Prevention

Did you know that viruses and bacteria can live up to two hours (or more) on doorknobs, tables, desks and other surfaces that schoolchildren touch? One way to prevent the spread of germs among children is to encourage them to wash their hands with soap and warm water, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For those times when soap and water aren't feasible, have disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers handy. The gel should be rubbed on the hands until it is dry.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

Health Centers

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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