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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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Tap or Bottle?

Bottled water is a popular beverage, but it may not be any better than tap water, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Some bottled water is treated more than tap water, but other bottled water is not treated as much or at all. When you buy a bottle of water, read the label to find out exactly what you're getting for your money.

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Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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

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