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Appendicitis

An inflamed appendix is usually surgically removed during an emergency procedure called an appendectomy. Delay in treatment could cause the appendix to rupture, resulting in a serious infection.


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Health Tip of the Day

Safe Cooking Temperature

To make sure any harmful bacteria that may be present in ground meat are destroyed, pay attention to the internal cooking temperature, advises the Food and Drug Administration. Ground meat should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees F. To check the temperature, use an accurate, instant-read food thermometer, and place it so that it goes into the meat, but not out the other side to touch the cooking pan.

Healthy Living

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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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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