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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: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Calculator
Podcast: Myelogram Podcast
Quiz: Night Shift Quiz
Risk Assesment: Depression Risk Assessment
Video: Smoking Cessation, Stages of Change

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.

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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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.