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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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Health Tip of the Day

Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

To protect yourself against harmful rays of the sun, always wear appropriate sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses when out in the sun, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Your sunglasses should block at least 99 percent of ultraviolet rays.

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Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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