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Vertebral Fusion

After vertebral fusion, it is important to follow up with physical therapy. Patients who have undergone vertebral fusion should not attempt to lift anything weighing more than 10 lbs (4.5 kg), and should not squat or twist until the spine is completely healed. There are risks and complications to...


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Store Meds in Original Containers

If you have young children in your home, always store medicines in their original containers. In case of accidental poisoning, it's important to know the ingredients in a drug product and the dosage so that any emergency instructions from the manufacturer can be researched, says the National Poison Control Center. While prescription medicines usually don't list ingredients, information on the label makes it possible for the contents to be identified.

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There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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