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Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

In the industrialized world, air pollution remains a constant threat to public health. Not only can airbone pollutants pose a threat to adults and the elderly, evidence also indicates that such pollutants are leave a permanent mark on children. Signs ...

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Four Exercises For People with COPD

Four Exercises For People with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a widespread condition in the United States, affecting over 24 million people. Those living with this condition must contend with a number of chronic symptoms, including coughing, chest tightness and breathing difficulties. Despite these ...

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Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

In the United States, dozens of people receive organ transplants each day, saving them from succumbing to various illnesses and medical conditions. While organ transplantation is nothing new, the sheer amount of years added to the lives of organ recipients ...

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Keeping Tabs on the Flu

Keeping Tabs on the Flu

While flu season is a fact of life, the severity of a given flu season can vary significantly. Consider that at the end of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 849 flu cases from September 30th ...

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Can Pneumonia Spread from Person to Person?

Can Pneumonia Spread from Person to Person?

Even decades after the advent of antibiotics, pneumonia still manages to sicken many people every year. Consider that in the year 2006 alone, this disease was responsible for 55,477 deaths. Since pneumonia is still a fairly common problem, you may ...

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Preventing Asthma Attacks by Reducing Stress

Preventing Asthma Attacks by Reducing Stress

You would be right to think that asthma has become more commonplace over the years. Consider that between 2001 and 2009 alone, more than 4 million people were diagnosed with asthma in the United States. Likewise, millions of Americans experience ...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Little Known but Lethal

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Little Known but Lethal

Never heard of deep vein thrombosis (DTV)? You’re hardly alone; a 2002 survey found that 74% of Americans knew little or absolutely nothing about this condition. This obscurity shouldn’t be taken to mean that DTV has a minor impact on ...

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COPD: Another Reason to Quit Smoking

COPD: Another Reason to Quit Smoking

You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks that smoking is a good idea. Linked to everything from lung cancer to high blood pressure, smoking cigarettes is universally regarded as an exceptionally unhealthy habit. Another good (albeit lesser-known) reason ...

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