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Bone Scans

The bone scan can show problem areas such as infection, bone tumors, and fractures of the spine. A bone scan can also be used to determine bone density and the bone-thinning condition of osteoporosis. After the problem areas are located, more specific tests may be performed to determine the best...


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Health Tip of the Day

Exercise Rules for Seniors

Experts recommend that, as an older adult, you:

  • Contact your physician first before starting an exercise program.

  • Always wear appropriate safety gear. If you bike, for instance, use a bike helmet.

  • Wear appropriate shoes for each sport.

  • Warm up before exercise.

  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.

  • Exercise with a buddy.

  • Never increase your activity (distance walked or weight lifted) by more than 10 percent a week.

  • Avoid the same routine two days in a row to work different muscles. Walk, swim, play tennis or lift weights. Different activities work different muscles.

  • Stop exercising if you experience severe pain or swelling, and contact your physician.

Healthy Living

Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

Health Centers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

Your Family

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