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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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Animation: Diabetes Detective: Examining the Evidence Animation
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Today in Health News

Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Health Tip of the Day

The Toll of Stress

When you feel stressed out, it's not only your emotional health that suffers. Feeling stressed or anxious can weaken your immune system, making you more vulnerable to colds and other infections, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Stress can also make you feel like abandoning healthy routines like eating well or exercising. And some people in a stressful period in their life turn to alcohol, tobacco or other drugs in an attempt to ease their anxiety.

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.

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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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