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Pneumothorax

A tension pneumothorax is a serious complication that can develop with any pneumothorax. If the pocket of trapped air cannot escape and continues to grow, the increased pressure in the pleural cavity can push the heart and major blood vessels to the other side of the chest. When this shift takes...


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Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

Less than one-quarter follow recommendations

Health Tip of the Day

Dads Play a Key Role

Fathers can make a big difference in whether their daughters will remain involved in extracurricular activities such as sports or music. In a study in a 2004 issue of the journal Child Development, researchers found that mothers' involvement was particularly important for a young girl, but that a father's involvement as the girl grows into a preteen and teen is beneficial for her psychological well-being and development of her identity.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.