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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias are common in children and usually appear before an infant is one year of age. In adults, the cause of hernias is unknown, but hernias are commonly thought to be associated with lifting heavy objects.


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Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

Health Tip of the Day

How Safe Is Your Child?

More parents think their children are following safety rules when riding bicycles than the kids really are, researchers say. Writing in the May 2004 issue of the journal Injury Control and Safety Promotion, researchers found that although 70 percent of parents surveyed said their child always wore a helmet while riding a bike, only 51 percent of the children said they did. The gap was even wider for car passenger safety. Ninety-two percent of parents said their child always wore a seat belt in a car, but only 70 percent of their children agreed with that.

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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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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