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X-Rays

As the x-ray energy passes through the patient’s body the photons of the beam reach the film and cause a chemical reaction: the areas where x-ray energy passes through the body become black, while the areas where energy is absorbed by the bones appear white. This process produces a "radiographic,"...


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Health Tip of the Day

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.

 

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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