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Degenerative Disc Replacement

This condition can be relieved with a surgical procedure called artificial disc replacement. In this procedure, the damaged disc is replaced with a prosthetic metal and polyethylene disc. First, the damaged disc is removed and the end surfaces of the vertebral bodies are cleared of debris. The...


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E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care

Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

Health Tip of the Day

Caffeine Can Help Lightheadedness

Some people feel lightheaded when giving blood. If that's happened to you, you may want to try drinking coffee beforehand. Researchers at Ohio University report that those who drank about two cups of coffee before donating were significantly less likely to feel woozy than those who had no caffeine in their systems. Caffeine can raise blood pressure and heart rate, however, so this method may not be for everyone.

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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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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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