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Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.
Orthopedics
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.
Women's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    When you're thirsty for a drink of water, you probably turn on the tap, or open a container of bottled water. You may take for granted the quality of the water you drink. but water safety can vary from place to place. Find out more about drinking water by taking this quiz, based on information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    Lung cancer is a cancer that starts in the lungs. The major cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes. Learn about risk factors for lung cancer by taking this short assessment.

      MULTIMEDIA

      Stones in the gallbladder can cause painful symptoms and put you at risk of other problems. See how the stones form, and why you may need surgery to remove the gland.

      Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a physician removes part or all of a vertebra to ease compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, spinal stenosis, or tumors.

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        Physicians are members of the medical staff at each facility, but are independent contractors who are neither employees nor agents of Detroit Medical Center; and, as a result, Detroit Medical Center is not responsible for the actions of any of these physicians in their medical practices.