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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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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.

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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.

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