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Anatomy of the Spine

The anatomical shape of the adult spine also contains four basic curvatures. The thoracic and sacral regions are concave anteriorly, while the cervical and lumbar regions are concave posteriorly. This unique shape of the spine allows it to support the weight of the human body.

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Buckle Up in the Backseat, Experts Advise

About 400 deaths a year might be prevented if more people wore rear seatbelts

Health Tip of the Day

When to See a Therapist

Here are tips to help you figure out if you need to see a therapist:

  • If you have a definite change in personality.

  • If you feel you can't cope with life's problems.

  • If you have odd ideas or delusions.

  • If you feel sad or depressed for longer than two weeks.

  • If you have frequent mood swings.

  • If your eating or sleeping habits change greatly.

  • If you are abusing alcohol or drugs.

  • If you have excessive anger or hostility.

Healthy Living

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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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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