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Cervical Surgery

An anterior cervical discectomy is the most common surgical procedure to treat damaged cervical discs. This procedure involves making a small incision in front of the neck. The tissues in front of the damaged disc are separated and the disc is removed. Openings slightly wider than the removed disk...


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Health Tip of the Day

Keep Moving While On the Go

When you're packing for that next business trip, include a jump rope. That way, you can get in a cardiovascular workout wherever you are. Other ideas for on-the-go fitness, from IDEA, a California-based association of health and fitness professionals: Jog in the shallow end of a hotel pool or dog-paddle in the deep end. Hike through airports during layovers; to lighten your load while you do, store your bags in a locker.

Healthy Living

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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Asthma
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.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.