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Spinal Problem Tests

A facet joint block is a procedure in which an anesthetic and steroid are injected directly into the facet joint. Laboratory testing of collected fluids, such as blood, may be recommended to detect problems that are not determined by other tests. A spinal tap is a procedure in which cerebral spinal...


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A Better Abs Workout

If you use an exercise ball for your abdominal workout, here's how to increase the challenge: Keep your eyes closed when you're doing the exercises. With your eyes closed, your muscles will work harder to keep you balanced.

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Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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