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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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Have Bicycle, Will Travel

Your child has made the big step from training wheels to a full-fledged bicycle. But is he ready for the road? Here are tips to tell whether you child is prepared:

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