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CAT Scans

While x-rays are limited to two dimensional renderings. CAT scans are able to generate 3D views by rotating a conventional x-ray beam in a spiral around the patient’s body. This series of rotations around the body creates image slices. A computer gathers, compiles and translates these images into a...


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Today in Health News

Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Cure Procrastination

  • Each day, write out a list of tasks, ranking them according to what MUST be done, and what SHOULD be done.

  • Concentrate on unpleasant, must-be-done tasks first. Then, reward yourself by tackling the more pleasant, less pressing tasks.

  • Turn a dreaded task into a game. Use your creativity to invent a scoring system for completing the task's various elements.

  • Divide a major project into small parts.

  • Learn to handle paperwork quickly. The best rule is to handle each piece of paper only once. Determine whether the paper should be filed; referred to someone else; acted on now; or thrown away.

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.

Health Centers

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.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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