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Chyme can travel through up to 20 feet of small intestine before it passes through the ileocecal valve to enter the large intestine. Very little digestion occurs in the large intestine. Undigested chyme that enters the large intestine is considered waste. The waste becomes more and more solid as it...

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Punch Up Your Pasta Sauce With Spinach

Although pasta made with spinach looks healthy, it really doesn't contain much spinach, nutrition experts say. A better way to add vitamin A, folate, carotenoids and the fiber of spinach to a pasta dish is to add the vegetable to your sauce. You can add frozen spinach (thaw it first, drain it and chop it) or fresh (wash it carefully to remove any dirt, remove the stems and chop it).

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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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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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