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  • Histoplasmosis

    Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus that lives in soil. People get infected by breathing in spores from…

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  • Heartburn

    Heartburn is a burning feeling in the lower chest, along with a sour or bitter taste in the throat and…

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  • Protecting Your Family During Cold and Flu Season

    Cold and flu season runs from about October to March. Learn how to prepare and protect your family.

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  • Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is one of the world’s most common cancers. It is the deadliest cancer in the United States. Most…

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  • Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is a condition in which the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and…

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  • Reflux/Acid Reflux

    Reflux is a medical condition that happens when the acid in your stomach backs up to your throat. It causes…

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  • How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler

    A metered-dose inhaler is a hand-held device that contains medicine to open the airways in people with asthma and other…

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  • Echinacea: What Should I Know About It?

    Echinacea is a flowering plant also called coneflower. It is a popular herbal remedy used to prevent or treat symptoms…

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  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious infection. It is caused by bacteria and spread by people through the air or…

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  • Chronic Bronchitis

    Bronchitis is an inflammation or irritation of the lungs’ airways that causes a cough. Chronic bronchitis is bronchitis that lasts…

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  • H1N1 Influenza

    H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is an infection caused by a virus. Lower your risk by getting the flu vaccine and…

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  • Health Care Workers and Tuberculosis

    Health care works are at risk of getting the tuberculosis infection at work. Learn how to prevent, recognize, and treat…

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  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes your mucus and sweat glands to behave abnormally. It causes permanent…

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  • Croup

    Croup is a common childhood condition. It is recognizable by its barking cough. It spreads through airborne particles and from…

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  • Chronic Cough

    Chronic cough is a cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks. It can be caused by allergies and some health…

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  • Flu Myths

    A lot of flu myths exist. Learn the facts about the flu and flu vaccine, such as how it differs…

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  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that affects your lungs and breathing. People of all ages can get…

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  • Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a condition marked by chest pain and inflammation. It occurs in the tissue that lines your chest and…

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  • Is It a Cold or the Flu?

    Compare a list of symptoms and find out if you need to see your doctor.

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  • Asthma in Kids

    Living with asthma as a child can be difficult. Asthma attacks interfere with a child’s physical activity, sleep, and can…

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