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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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Caring for a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you knock out a tooth, hold the tooth only by the crown, never by the root. Immediately rinse the tooth in saline solution or milk, handling the tooth gently. Avoid using tap water, because it often contains chlorine, which can damage the tooth. Try to replace the tooth in its socket; if you can't, put it in milk, or place it between your gum and cheek. Seek immediate dental care.

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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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