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Pneumonia

If you have symptoms of pneumonia call your doctor immediately. Even with the many effective antibiotics, early diagnosis and treatment are important.


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Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

Health Tip of the Day

A Cup of Tea, Anyone?

Drinking tea can boost the body's defense against disease. A chemical in tea called L-theanine primes immune system cells to attack bacteria, viruses and fungi and could, perhaps, be turned into a disease-fighting drug someday, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. L-theanine is found in black, green and oolong tea. Other studies have linked tea to lower heart disease and cancer risk through the action of flavonoids, a type of antioxidant. Other studies have linked tea to combating osteoporosis and relieving some allergy symptoms.

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Blood Pressure
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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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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