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Pneumothorax

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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Better Communication

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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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