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Pneumonitis

There are several causes for pneumonitis, including exposure to allergens, radiation, and certain types of chemicals. Symptoms of pneumonitis include shortness of breath and cough. Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the pneumonitis; however oxygen and corticosteroids may be given to reduce...


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Evaluating Sports

When you are trying to decide on a sports program for your children, one factor to keep in mind is the program's philosophy, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics. Here are some questions you can ask to find out what approach the program takes:

  • Do all children on the team get equal time to play? Children are happier with a sport if they play regularly, regardless of whether the team wins or loses.

  • Does the coach place more emphasis on mastering the skills needed to play than on winning?

  • Are the practice sessions and games at a time convenient for you and your family?

  • Are the practice sessions limited to a reasonable length of time?

  • Are you satisfied with the safety rules used during practices and games? Do the children use appropriate equipment?

  • What expenses, including equipment and travel, are you responsible for?

 

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Back and Neck Care
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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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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