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Delivery

The vagina is a muscular tube that can expand to accommodate the baby's head and shoulders. Uterine contractions continue until the baby and the placenta are delivered.


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Washing Produce

Should you wash fresh fruits and vegetables before eating them? The Food and Drug Administration says that washing produce in plain water can help eliminate any pesticide residues left on the food. Supermarkets don't wash produce before putting it out for sale. Use plain water -- no soap -- and scrub with a brush when appropriate. For leafy vegetables like lettuce and cabbage, discard the outer leaves.

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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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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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