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Silicosis

The buildup of scar tissue eventually reduces the exchange of oxygen in the lungs and causes shortness of breath that progressively worsens. Other symptoms of silicosis can include chest pain and a harsh, dry cough that may produce blood.


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Fatty Acids and Heart Health

Consuming 1 gram of the fatty acids EPA and DHA every day can keep the heart from lapsing into erratic rhythms, says the American Heart Association. This will make blood clots less likely to form and lower blood levels of triglycerides. You can get the fatty acids from eating plenty of fish or by taking fish oil supplements.

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Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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