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Anatomy of the Spine

The anatomical shape of the adult spine also contains four basic curvatures. The thoracic and sacral regions are concave anteriorly, while the cervical and lumbar regions are concave posteriorly. This unique shape of the spine allows it to support the weight of the human body.


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Questions About Blood Pressure Medication

Before you start taking medication for high blood pressure, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommends that you ask your doctor these questions: What time of day should I take my medication? Should I take it with food? Are there any foods, beverages or dietary supplements I should avoid when taking it? What are the side effects? What should I do if I miss a dose?

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Cholesterol
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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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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