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Emphysema

Emphysema destroys the alveoli and the alveolar ducts. As your lungs lose elasticity, the alveoli rupture, creating large airspaces that reduce the surface area needed by your body to absorb oxygen and remove carbon dioxide waste. This can cause shortness of breath that progressively worsens and...


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Health Tip of the Day

Air-Bag Safety Musts

  • Buckle your lap and shoulder belts. Air bags are designed to work in conjunction with seat belts.

  • If your car has adjustable shoulder-belt anchors, slide your anchor down as far as is comfortable.

  • Children under age 12 should ride in the back seat. Children younger than 8 should ride in an age-appropriate car seat or booster. Older children should use lap and shoulder belts.

  • Infants in rear-facing child seats should never ride in the front seat.

 

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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.

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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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