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Pleural Effusion

Symptoms of a pleural effusion can include shortness of breath, chest pain and cough. The physician will listen to the chest with a stethoscope for signs of decreased breath sounds or a pleural friction rub--the sound of pleura rubbing together during respiration.


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A Primer on Candle Safety

Candles cause thousands of house fires every year. To keep flames manageable, says the National Candle Association, trim wicks to one-quarter inch (making a lower flame). Also, keep candles at least 10 inches from a vent or window (preventing air from blowing the flame toward fabric or paper), and extinguish any candle that has burned to within two inches of its base. Keep candles away from any flammable liquids.

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Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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