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Biopsy II

Bone marrow biopsy uses a long needle to remove cells from the bone marrow. Following administration of a local anesthetic, a large core needle is inserted into the bone. In adults, the sample is usually taken from the back of the hip bone. When enough bone marrow has been obtained, the needle is...


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Don't take chances with a concussion or any other head injury. See a doctor if you are knocked out for any length of time; if you aren't able to recall the last play or what period of play you are in; if others say you have a dazed look; if you later become nauseated or dizzy, or if you have blurred vision or headaches. Other symptoms that require a doctor visit: becoming irritable or confused; having dilated pupils; having difficulty walking or speaking; vomiting; seizures; and fluid draining from ears or nose.

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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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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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