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Kidney Dialysis

Hemodialysis is usually performed three times a week and can be used as an ongoing treatment until the kidneys resume their function or until the patient receives a kidney transplant.


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Move Around on Long Flights

Although rare, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can occur during long airline flights, say medical researchers at the University of Washington. DVT is the development of blood clots in deep veins. Portions of these clots can break loose and travel to the lungs, causing acute breathing difficulty and cardiac arrest. To help prevent the problem: Drink plenty of water while in the air; don't drink alcohol. Get up and walk around the plane several times, at least once each hour. Stretch your legs and rotate your feet while seated; avoid crossing your legs. If you are an older adult, talk to your doctor about whether you should take an aspirin a few hours before the flight.

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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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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.

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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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