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The lab will analyze the fluid and look for several different things. Presence of red blood cells may indicate a hemorrhage around the brain or spinal cord. White blood cells and or certain proteins may be an indication of a tumor, or an infection, such as meningitis.


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42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

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Be Kind to Your Feet

Shoes that you run in should be slightly longer than shoes that you work or lounge in, experts say. If you buy a running shoe that's a half-inch longer than your feet, your toenails won't hit the end of the shoe during a workout. How can you tell if the shoes are long enough? If you can wiggle your toes, the shoes are the right fit.

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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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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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