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  • Tips for a Hazard-Free Halloween

    When we think of Halloween, we picture children laughing in colorful costumes, jack-o'-lanterns glowing in house windows, and buckets brimming with candy and treats. Experts warn, thoughr, that this fun-filled night can pose safety hazards.

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  • What Do You Know About Headaches?

    Whether it's a migraine, sinus, or tension headache causing your pain, it can quickly derail your day. Test your headache IQ with this quiz.

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  • What Can a Physical Therapist Do for You?

    Physical therapy can play a vital role in your rehabilitation. It can help with movement, balance, and pain and get you back to your normal daily activities. Do you have a condition or injury that could benefit from physical therapy?

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  • Sweeteners: Not That Helpful

    Artificial sweeteners are popular substitutes for sugar, but they may not be that good at helping you manage your weight.

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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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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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    Back pain is a common complaint, but how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care.

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.

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      Hemochromatosis is a condition in which a person's body is overloaded with iron. The extra iron builds up in various organs and can cause health problems. This video discusses the possible causes of hemochromatosis, typical symptoms, and what treatments are available.

      A cerebral arteriogram is an X-ray image of the blood vessels of the brain. It can help diagnose a number of conditions, including aneurysms and thrombosis – a blood clot within a blood vessel.

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