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Tonsillectomy

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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Tips to Become More Active

You've vowed to become more active. Here are some tips from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases on how to do that.

  • Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

  • Start slowly to give your body a chance to get used to a new activity.

  • Warm up by spending a few minutes getting your body ready to exercise.

  • Cool down by slowing down your exercise. This helps relax your muscles and prevent injuries.

  • Set short-term and long-term goals to keep you focused.

  • Find a friend or family member to exercise with you.

  • Track your progress by keeping a log or journal.

 

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You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

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