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Healthy Living. Back and Neck Care chevron_right. 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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Physical activity is an important action that people can engage in to improve their health. Experts advise getting at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity, aerobic physical activity every week for major health benefits.

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Stretching is an easy thing you can do to improve your health, yet it's often the most neglected part of people's fitness regimens. Stretching can reduce your injury risk and help you become more limber, regardless of your age and physical condition.

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Getting Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine UCLA Health

But over many years of creating vaccines, research groups and public health agencies have been making the vaccine process work faster. For COVID-19, a special program called Operation Warp Speed (OWS) was created to help get COVID-19 vaccines ready even more quickly. OWS is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, …

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Adult Health Library. From allergies to travel medicine, this is the place to find detailed information on a wide range of health conditions, illnesses, and treatments. Pediatric Health Library. This comprehensive library covers the critical childhood health topics, from stages of growth and development to disease and injury prevention.

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BNP (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

BNP stands for brain or B-type natriuretic peptide. It's made inside the pumping chambers of your heart when pressure builds up from heart failure. The test is an important tool for healthcare providers to diagnose heart failure quickly. Heart failure happens when your heart is not pumping blood well. This causes cells inside your heart to

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Carotid Artery Duplex Scan UCLA Health Library, Los

What is a carotid artery duplex scan? You have 2 carotid arteries in your neck that bring blood from your heart to your brain. The test may also look at the vertebrobasilar artery. This artery also brings blood to your brain. Your healthcare provider uses a device called a transducer to make pictures of the arteries.

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Bladder Cancer: Surgery UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

search Submit Health Library Search. Bladder Cancer: Surgery. Before surgery, you'll meet with a surgeon called a urologist. This is a doctor who specializes in problems with the urinary tract, including the bladder. At this meeting, you’ll talk about the details of the type of surgery to be done, what other organs may need to be removed, and

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Hematocrit UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Normal blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and the fluid portion called plasma. The word hematocrit means to separate blood. In this test, your red blood cells are separated from the rest of your blood so they can be measured. Your hematocrit (HCT) shows whether you have a normal amount of red blood cells, too many, or

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Urine Protein (Dipstick) UCLA Health Library, Los

Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you. Healthy adults normally excrete less than 150 mg of protein over 24 hours. Higher amounts of protein in your

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Iron Deficiency After Gastric Bypass Surgery UCLA Health

Iron deficiency is a side effect that results from the changes made during the surgery. Most of the iron from foods is absorbed in the first part of your small intestine (duodenum). But after a gastric bypass procedure, food bypasses the duodenum. This can lead to iron deficiency and other nutrition problems.

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Life After Cancer: Managing Pain UCLA Health Library

Pain is a common side effect of cancer and cancer treatment. But sometimes people have pain even after cancer is gone and treatment is over. This can cause problems with daily life and make it harder to function or enjoy things.

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Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome UCLA Health Library, Los

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a rare digestive disorder. If you have ZES, you likely have one or more tumors in the first part of the small intestine, the pancreas, or both. These tumors release the hormone gastrin. This causes the stomach to release too much acid and can cause painful ulcers.

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Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2021. Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression? Signs of Early Alzheimer's May Be Spotted in Brain Stem. Study Probes Relationship Between Migraines and Sleep. U.S. Meth Overdose Deaths Tripled in Recent Years.

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Two-Hour Postprandial Glucose UCLA Health Library, Los

Test results vary by age and are usually measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Normal results for the two-hour postprandial test based on age are: For those who don't have diabetes: less than 140 mg/dL. For those who have diabetes: less than 180 mg/dL. If your blood glucose level is still high two hours after you've eaten, or if it is

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