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The lab will analyze the fluid and look for several different things. Presence of red blood cells may indicate a hemorrhage around the brain or spinal cord. White blood cells and or certain proteins may be an indication of a tumor, or an infection, such as meningitis.


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Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

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Be Kind to Your Feet

Shoes that you run in should be slightly longer than shoes that you work or lounge in, experts say. If you buy a running shoe that's a half-inch longer than your feet, your toenails won't hit the end of the shoe during a workout. How can you tell if the shoes are long enough? If you can wiggle your toes, the shoes are the right fit.

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Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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