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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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Aerobic Exercise Helps Hypertension

Aerobic exercise is more effective at reducing high blood pressure than anaerobic workouts, such as calisthenics or weight training, say researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. So, to help control hypertension, walk, run or cycle.

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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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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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