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Pneumonia is inflammation of one or both lungs with consolidation. Pneumonia is frequently but not always due to infection. The infection may be bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic. Symptoms may include fever, chills, cough with sputum production, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

Smoking Effects Pictures Slideshow

Watch this slideshow on the effects of how smoking dramatically speeds up wrinkles and aging, causes early menopause, hair loss, cataracts, sagging skin and breasts, infertility, and other affects on looks and life.

Pneumonia Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Is pneumonia contagious? This quiz features the causes, symptoms, signs, and complications you need to know about this serious respiratory infection.


Read about tuberculosis (TB) treatment, diagnosis (skin test), transmission, cause (Mycobacterium), and symptoms. TB infection is a contagious disease that's easily spread.

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Lung Cancer Slideshow

Watch this slideshow on lung cancer and learn about causes, symptoms, types and treatment for this disease that is the top cause of cancer deaths in men and women.

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Smoking Quiz

What do you know about cigarette smoking? Do you understand the addiction? Treatment options? Take the quiz and test your knowledge.

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A - Z List of Lung Topics

Alphabetized listing of articles related to Lungs and Respiratory Health