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Epidural Anesthesia

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


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Health Tip of the Day

How Much Is a Serving Size?

  • Meat, fish and chicken (2-3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry or fish): no wider or thicker than the palm of your hand

  • Potatoes or rice: about the size of your fist

  • Bread: one roll the size of your fist or one slice as thick as your palm

  • Pasta (1/2 cup of cooked cereal, rice or pasta): two fistfuls

  • Pasta sauce: one fistful

  • Cheese: a one-inch cube, about the length from the tip of your thumb to the first joint down

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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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