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Cervical Spine Anatomy

Each of the five remaining vertebrae has a weight-bearing body. Surrounding these vertebrae are muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves. In addition, intervertebral discs between the vertebrae act as shock absorbers for the spine. The design of the cervical vertebrae provides structural...


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Helping Your Child With Bad Dreams

Many children have an occasional nightmare, usually of monsters or similar creatures. If your child wakes from a scary dream and has difficulty getting back to sleep, speak calmly and reassure your child that it was only a dream, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics. Encourage your child to describe the dream if he or she wants to, but again, provide reassurance. If your child begins having more frequent nightmares, talk to your child's health care provider.

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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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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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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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