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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.
 
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Caring for Minor Cuts

Most minor cuts and scrapes don't require medical assistance. It's safe to home-treat such injuries if:

  • The cut is less than a half-inch around.

  • There's only slight bleeding.

  • The person isn't in excessive pain and doesn't feel any numbness or tingling.

To treat a minor scrape or cut:

  • Wash the area with mild soap and water.

  • Apply an antibiotic to the area to prevent infection.

  • Cover the wound with a sterile gauze pad or adhesive bandage.

For further information, see your doctor.