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Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell

Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Adult BMI Calculator
Podcast: Hip Replacement Surgery Podcast
Quiz: Advance Directive Quiz
Risk Assesment: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
Video: Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

Health Tip of the Day

Getting Help for Back Pain

Many people experience low-back pain. When you visit your health care provider for help in dealing with the pain, ask him or her for specific treatment goals, advises the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR). Treatment goals are one of the best ways to measure your progress. Ask for an exercise plan to help you prevent recurring pain. Ask about alternatives if the doctor recommends an operation. Only five percent of people with low-back pain need surgery.

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Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

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Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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