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Asbestosis

The build-up of scar tissue eventually reduces the exchange of oxygen in the lungs and causes shortness of breath that progressively worsens. Other symptoms of asbestosis can include chest pain and a harsh, dry cough that may produce blood.


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Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs

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Health Tip of the Day

Evaluating Sports

When you are trying to decide on a sports program for your children, one factor to keep in mind is the program's philosophy, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics. Here are some questions you can ask to find out what approach the program takes:

  • Do all children on the team get equal time to play? Children are happier with a sport if they play regularly, regardless of whether the team wins or loses.

  • Does the coach place more emphasis on mastering the skills needed to play than on winning?

  • Are the practice sessions and games at a time convenient for you and your family?

  • Are the practice sessions limited to a reasonable length of time?

  • Are you satisfied with the safety rules used during practices and games? Do the children use appropriate equipment?

  • What expenses, including equipment and travel, are you responsible for?

 

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Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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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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