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Chorionic Villus Sampling

The placenta can be in several different locations within the uterus. Therefore, an ultrasound is performed to locate the placenta and determine the best approach for the procedure. A catheter is then guided through the vagina and cervix to the placenta. With suction from the catheter, a small piece...


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Lifting Smart

When you need to lift a heavy object, follow these suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • Don't hurry or try to jerk the object. Lift it slowly and smoothly so you won't strain your back.

  • Face the object when you lift it. Don't twist.

  • Hold the object close to you, not at arm's length.

  • If you can straddle the object, bend your knees before lifting and keep your back straight.

  • If you can, carry the load so that it lies between your shoulders and your waist.

 

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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