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Viral Pneumonia

Viral Pneumonia

Viral pneumonia is a lung infection caused by a virus. Find out more.......[Read More]
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis -- A Systematic Review

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis -- A Systematic Review

Recent studies suggest that the incidence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis may be rising. . .......[Read More]
Deep Breathing Exercises for Bruised Ribs

Deep Breathing Exercises for Bruised Ribs

Some of the most common injuries facing athletes are bruised or broken ribs. When you bruise your ribs, the muscle tissue between your ribs is usually damaged, causing pain and discomfort. Fortunately, the road to recovery from this type of injury is relatively simple and will mainly require you to ......[Read More]
Prophylactic Radiotherapy for Pleural Puncture Sites in Mesothelioma

Prophylactic Radiotherapy for Pleural Puncture Sites in Mesothelioma

The routine administration of radiotherapy in all patients with mesothelioma following pleural intervention remains debated. Instead of prophylactic irradiation, directing surveillance toward patients with large (e.g. thoracoscopic) pleural puncture sites, and reserving treatments to symptomatic dep......[Read More]
Menopause Related Shortness of Breath & Anxiety

Menopause Related Shortness of Breath & Anxiety

Menopause is a time of extraordinary changes in a woman's body when the ovaries shut down and hormones take a multi-year roller coaster ride. And, as with all thrill rides, it's not all fun and games--but eventually it does end.Some of the biggest complaints about menopause are anxiety, hot fl......[Read More]
How to Improve Lung Function While Battling Lung Cancer

How to Improve Lung Function While Battling Lung Cancer

Battling any kind of cancer can be difficult, but fighting lung cancer can be compounded by decreased lung function. Shortness of breath is a common side effect of lung cancer that makes appropriate exercise and activity very difficult. Learning methods to improve your lung function is important to ......[Read More]
What is a Wedge Resection?

What is a Wedge Resection?

A wedge resection is a procedure sometimes performed for lung cancer? What is this type of surgery?......[Read More]
Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Adults and Children

Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Adults and Children

Nonadherence to PAP therapy is associated with higher levels of sleepiness and greater likelihood for cardiovascular morbidity. This review highlights interventions that promote adherence.......[Read More]
What Causes a Hoarse Voice?

What Causes a Hoarse Voice?

If you have a hoarse voice you may be worried. What are the possible causes of hoarseness and when should you see your doctor?......[Read More]
How to Protect Yourself from SARS

How to Protect Yourself from SARS

To control the spread of the disease among close contacts and healthcare workers of recovering SARS patients, the CDC recommends safety precautions.......[Read More]
Safety and Efficacy of Proprietary Glycopyrronium MDI in COPD

Safety and Efficacy of Proprietary Glycopyrronium MDI in COPD

Find out how proprietary glycopyrronium MDI stacks up to a placebo in patients with COPD.......[Read More]
Obstructed Lung Disease

Obstructed Lung Disease

The most common terms for obstructed lung disease are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema. This type of lung disease occurs when you experience difficulties breathing out, due to the destruction of your bronchioles, or small air passageways. Although there are treatments avail......[Read More]
A Big Step Forward in Cystic Fibrosis

A Big Step Forward in Cystic Fibrosis

A study offers new evidence on the efficacy of a drug approved last year by the FDA to treat cystic fibrosis in patients carrying the G551D gene mutation.......[Read More]
Pleural Effusion: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Pleural Effusion: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Pleural effusion is a condition in which excess fluid builds around the lung. Learn more from WebMD about different types of pleural effusions, and their symptoms, causes, and treatments.......[Read More]
What Is the Concept of Respiration?

What Is the Concept of Respiration?

The concept of respiration is a scientific one. Most animals---including humans---require oxygen to survive. Respiration is the process by which the body takes in oxygen. Respiration is the technical term for breathing. Respiration is a critical body function, and failure to breathe properly can lea......[Read More]
Angiogram of the Lung

Angiogram of the Lung

An angiogram of the lung is an X-ray test that uses fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow within the blood vessels of the lung.......[Read More]
Treatment in End-Stage COPD

Treatment in End-Stage COPD

In an end-stage COPD patient who is dyspneic at rest, is it justified to use inhaled beta2 agonists and inhaled ipratropium at regular intervals, such as every 4 hours? If so, for how long?......[Read More]
How to Recover From Shortness Of Breath

How to Recover From Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath can be a serious problem, whether it is long-term or all of a sudden. Obstruction of the airways may lead to difficulty breathing. Heart disease can cause shortness of breath if the heart can't pump enough blood to supply oxygen. Anxiety can also cause difficulty breathing, along......[Read More]
About Breathing Exercises & Anxiety

About Breathing Exercises & Anxiety

Breathing exercises have long been touted for their relaxation benefits. People who suffer from anxiety disorders may want to look into breathing exercises as a way to control and decrease their anxiety.......[Read More]
Famous People With Lung Cancer - Peter Jennings

Famous People With Lung Cancer - Peter Jennings

Our list of famous people with lung cancer begins with longtime evening news anchor Peter Jennings. Peter Jennings is just one example of the many famous people who have died from lung cancer, a disease that can hit anyone.......[Read More]