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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.
Neuroscience
Neuroscience focuses on your brain and nervous system, which make up your body’s complex and marvelous command center.
Older Adults
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    If you have diabetes, you should know about the importance of hemoglobin A1c. Test your knowledge of hemoglobin A1c by taking this quiz.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    This questionnaire can help you find out how likely you are to have depression.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Walking with crutches takes some practice, but it’s not difficult. This video shows you how to use different gaits with your crutches, depending on whether you can put weight on the injured leg or foot.

      Detailed information on sigmoidoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.

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