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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

A Walk or a Stroll?

If you walk for fitness, how fast should you go? It depends on your fitness goals. Pick up the pace to lose weight, and try increasing your time to 45 to 60 minutes per day, five days a week, according to the Cooper Wellness Program in Dallas. For general health, a 30-minute walk per day at a moderate to brisk pace is sufficient. To beat stress, make it more of a stroll, but go for at least 30 minutes. Check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

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Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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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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