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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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CO Safety Tips

A carbon monoxide (CO) detector is the best way to protect your family against this deadly gas. But paying careful attention to anything in or around your home that burns fuel can prevent potential problems. Follow these CO safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Don't run a car engine or other fuel burner in a garage, even if the doors are open.

  • Inspect your vehicle for exhaust leaks.

  • Check furnaces, water heaters, wood stoves, portable heaters and your chimney for leaks and cracks.

  • Never use a barbecue grill in a garage or other enclosed areas.

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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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