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X-Rays

As the x-ray energy passes through the patient’s body the photons of the beam reach the film and cause a chemical reaction: the areas where x-ray energy passes through the body become black, while the areas where energy is absorbed by the bones appear white. This process produces a "radiographic,"...


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Health Tip of the Day

Tips for Overeaters

  • If your overeating is triggered by emotions, look for responses to emotional discomfort other than food. The next time you're feeling blue, take a long walk or play tennis. Exercise can elevate your mood by changing your body's chemistry.

  • Stop and think before you dig into that next bowl of ice cream. Ask yourself: "Do I really want to eat this? Am I even hungry?" Divert your attention from food.

  • Keep an "Eating Journal" to write down your daily food intake as a way of becoming more conscious of your eating patterns.

  • If you don't feel confident about your ability to stop overeating, seek professional counseling.

Healthy Living

Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

Health Centers

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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