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Fetus Undergoes Surgery in the Womb

Meet Kolby. He underwent a life-changing surgery at Ochsner Medical Center to correct the myelomeningocele birth defect, the most serious form of spina bifida... 12 weeks before he was born. Ochsner's...

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Could the Weather be Causing My Headaches?

For headache sufferers, the unpredictability of summertime weather can do more than ruin outdoor plans - it can trigger a migraine. Research suggests that heat and changes in barometric pressure...

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How Do I Know If I’m Having a Stroke?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year. Be aware of these...

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How to Stop a Stroke Before a Stroke Stops You

Learn the warning signs to look out for if someone is having a stroke and things you can you do to prevent a stroke from happening. Also, learn why programs...

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Posture Pointers

Over 80% of Americans experience back pain in their lifetime and the most common source of that pain can be attributed to poor posture. Using these simple posture pointers can make...

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Yes, Even a Mild Concussion Is Considered a Traumatic Brain Injury

A concussion, which is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, is a type of traumatic brain injury. Though in most cases it doesn't lead to permanent...

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