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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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Getting Started on Family Exercise

  • Tailor a family exercise program to your children's ages. If you have a 4-year-old, play games a child that age likes to play.

  • Make getting in shape a family commitment. Schedule time during the week to exercise together.

  • If family members are of varying fitness levels, exercise at a level most comfortable for the slowest, least-fit person.

  • Plan a family fitness vacation once a year.

  • Join a family-oriented fitness club or the YMCA.

  • Unless you and your children are evenly matched, fitness activities shouldn't involve adult-child competition. It's better to just exercise together.

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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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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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