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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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Tooth Pain Linked to Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose, but your dentist may be able to make the call accurately. People with Lyme disease report pain in their teeth, chewing muscles and jaw joints, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. About 60 percent of patients with the disease reported dental pain that moved from tooth to tooth.

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High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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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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