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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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  • Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. It can be mild or severe,…

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  • Silent Heart Attacks

    Silent heart attacks are heart attacks that are experienced with few, if any, symptoms. They are often mistaken for other…

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  • Angina

    Angina is a heart condition that causes chest pain or pressure.

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  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease is when the blood vessels leading to the heart harden and restrict blood flow.

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  • Heart Attack

    A heart attack happens when there is an artery blockage that prevents enough oxygen from getting to the heart. This…

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  • Heart Failure

    Heart failure is a common condition that means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It does…

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  • Arrhythmia

    An arrhythmia is a change in the rhythm of your heartbeat. Your heart may beat too fast, too slow, or…

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  • Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health

    People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They cope well with stress and…

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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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  • 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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  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)

    Meconium aspiration syndrome happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid before, during, or after labor and delivery.

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  • Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is often caused by a virus. Symptoms can…

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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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  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is caused by blocked blood vessels. Learn…

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  • Air Pollution

    Outdoor air pollution is a mix of gases and toxic particles that fill the air we breathe. It occurs in…

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  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

    Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a rare heart condition that can cause fast heartbeat. Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment…

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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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  • Shortness of Breath

    Learn about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of shortness of breath.

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