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    Doctor, my heel hurts

    This is a common complaint heard in a doctor’s office. It affects men and women, young and old. But what is it? It is most commonly plantar fasciitis. You may not have heard of this diagnosis. It is more commonly known as a heel spur. This is an older terminology for the same diagnosis. The reason it was called a heel spur was because when the foot is X-rayed, often one sees a spur-like bony projection off of the bottom of the heel bone. For many years, this was thought to be the cause of the pain. Surgery was often performed to remove the spur. But often, even after removing the spur, the pain persists.

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    Here are some healthy foods to nourish your brain and body.

    Discussing the causes and cures of lower back pain

    Almost everyone will experience an episode of low back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, about 80 percent of people in the U.S. will experience low back pain, known medically as lumbago, at some time.

    Medical matters: How you can recognize and treat high blood pressure

    Blood pressure is the measurement of force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. The measurement is given in two different numbers: the top or higher number known as the systolic and the bottom or lower number known as the diastolic. The systolic is the highest pressure and the diastolic the lowest pressure during each heartbeat.

    Decrease your risk of bone loss

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    Cut for the Cure is scheduled for Sunday

    The 12th annual Cut for the Cure will take place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Image Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shopping Center.

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