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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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Many Cancer Survivors Eat Poorly, Study Finds

Doctors often overlook dietary advice, experts say

Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Cut Breakfast Calories

  • Whip up a low-fat yogurt and fresh-fruit milkshake.

  • Instead of using three whole eggs for an omelet, substitute one whole egg and two egg whites.

  • Try fat-free cream cheese on your bagel instead of light or regular products.

  • Use skim milk

  • Top your pancakes with fresh fruit, cranberry or applesauce and nonfat yogurt instead of butter and syrup.

  • When making French toast, substitute egg whites for half the eggs.

  • If you must eat breakfast at a fast-food restaurant, opt for pancakes instead of egg-and-sausage sandwiches.

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.

Health Centers

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Older Adult's Health
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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