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Did you know? Pediatric palliative care can include support for siblings.

Source: National Institute of Nursing Research

20%

About 20% of people with acute low back pain develop chronic low back pain at one year.

Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Did you know? Exercise can help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Source: MedlinePlus

Between 6% and 10% of workers stopped working, changed jobs, or made a change in activity because of low back pain.

Source: National Health Interview Survey

5% to 10%

If you have obesity, losing even 5% to 10% of your weight can delay or prevent diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and arthritis.

Source: MedlinePlus

Did you know? Doing Tai Chi or other balance exercises can help prevent falls.

Source: MedlinePlus

Wait times for a kidney transplant can range from a few months to years.

Source: National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

More than one in four working adults experience low back pain.

Source: National Health Interview Survey

7%

7% of U.S. children and adolescents have high total cholesterol.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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