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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

Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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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