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Sciatica

August 2, 2010
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Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body, running from the lower back through the buttocks and down the back of each leg. It controls the muscles […]

New Guidelines Promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

July 27, 2010
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ICAN of Lehigh Valley Responds to New ACOG Guidelines on VBAC 22 July 2010, 3:00 pm   Vaginal Birth After Cesarean is a Safe and Reasonable Option for Most Women Allentown, PA, July 22, 2010 – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released updated Practice Guidelines for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) yesterday, […]

Disc Herniations

July 20, 2010
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What is a disc? A spinal disc is a soft cushion that lays between the vertebrae in the back and neck. The job of a disc is to act as a shock absorber for the spine. There are 2 layers to a disc. The inner layer is filled with a jelly-like substance while the outer […]

5 Tips to Better Sleep

July 1, 2010
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When responsibilities mount, sleep is the first thing to drop off the priority list. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, as many as 47 million Americans are sleep deprived (2002 Sleep in America poll). And that’s a problem since experts argue that getting adequate zzz’s is as important to health and wellbeing as […]