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A tension pneumothorax is a serious complication that can develop with any pneumothorax. If the pocket of trapped air cannot escape and continues to grow, the increased pressure in the pleural cavity can push the heart and major blood vessels to the other side of the chest. When this shift takes...

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Why You Need Flexibility Exercises

Some joints lose up to half their motion with age, expert says

Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Talk to Teens About Sex

  • Look for openings. A TV news story about teenage pregnancy can segue into a more personal discussion of sexual issues.

  • Make the first move. It's better to broach the subject of sexuality yourself, rather than waiting for an adolescent to seek you out. If the child has questions, you want the answers to come from a caring adult, and not from the child's peers.

  • Talk to other parents. Talking to parents who have already raised teenagers can often produce suggestions that will help you with your own kids.

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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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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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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