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Pleurisy

Viral infections are the most common cause of pleurisy; however, it can also be caused by pneumonia, tuberculosis, cancer, chest injury, and other lung disorders. Treating pleurisy requires treating the underlying illness.


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Typing Your Blood

Your blood type falls in one of four categories: A, B, O or AB. According to the American Red Cross, the largest group is the type O, with about 45 percent of Americans falling into this category. The next largest is type A, at 40 percent. Type B is about 11 percent of the population, and type AB is 4 percent.

Healthy Living

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

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