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Periarthritis of the Shoulder

The condition rarely appears in people under age 40. An arthrogram may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment can include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and physical therapy. However, it may take up to a year to see improvement. Arthroscopic surgery and shoulder...

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Tips to Prevent Lead Poisoning

  • Test for lead paint contamination if your house or apartment was built before 1978.

  • Ask your doctor to test your child's blood between 6 and 12 months, or at any age if you suspect lead poisoning.

  • Clean floors, window frames and sills weekly using the proper technique (no dusting or vacuuming).

  • Wash kids' hands often.

  • Keep kids from chewing windowsills or other painted surfaces. Keep painted surfaces in good repair.

  • Clean or remove shoes before entering your home to avoid tracking in lead from soil (if you live in an area with contaminated soil).

  • Contact a professional if you must remove lead paint from your home.

  • Ask your health department or water supplier about testing your water (if you have a home built before 1986).

  • If you have a home built before 1978, repaint it if the paint is in poor condition.

  • Do not store food or drink in pottery that may have been fired with glazes that contain lead.

  • Make sure your children have a healthy diet, with adequate amounts of calcium, iron and zinc, which decrease the absorption of lead.

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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