Friday, August 23, 2019

Pulmonology

CDC is Investigating ‘Severe Pulmonary Disease’ Among E-Cigarette Users:...

A cluster of pulmonary illnesses have appeared among primarily adolescents and young adults in 14 states since June of last year. As a result, the CDC is investigating their connection to e-cigarette use.

First Ever Map of Lung Cells May Revolutionize Asthma...

This research could help scientists bring about normal lung function in asthmatic patients as well as those with other lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and COPD.

A Healthy Diet High in Omega-3 May Protect Inner-City...

Eating fatty acids may have a causal relationship to asthma symptoms in kids, a new study finds.

Early Onset of Spring Due to Climate Change Means...

Allergic rhinitis, better known as hay fever, is a common allergic condition that affects about 25 million people in the US at...

Breathing Training Prevents Post-Op Pneumonia

The incidence of serious lung complications after major abdominal surgery was halved when patients saw a physiotherapist before their operation, learned breathing...

Diabetes Risk Increases When Patients Quit Smoking

There’s no question about it—smoking is linked to a long laundry list of health problems, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, quitting...

5 Systemic Diseases with Dermatologic Involvement

Sometimes the first signs of serious conditions appear on the skin. Systemic diseases often have a wide range of cutaneous manifestations. Here are...

Ask the Allergist: How Do Biologics Work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSJ7TBo0xOI Q: My asthma is worsening. I recently read about new biologic medications. How do they work? And...

Asthma in Healthcare

In its 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) the CDC identified healthcare workers as having the highest rates of asthma of any occupation in...

Can You Detect Sleep Disorders in Your Older Patients?

Older people are more likely to have sleep disorders, which can increase risks of cardiac disorders, daytime injury, and even death. Symptoms...

ACT Now: Put the Asthma Control Test in Primary...

Investigators have conducted an evidence-based project to implement the Asthma Control Test (ACT) -- a screening tool recommended by the National Heart,...

Dyspnea? Cough? Sputum? Pop Quiz on COPD

COPD: it is currently the world’s fourth leading cause of death and a major cause of chronic morbidity. And things are projected...
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