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Illustration adapted with permission from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.Infants: Lay your infant on his or her side, being sure to keep the head and upper body flat. Clap with a cupped hand below the armpit on each side. To prevent the chance of reflux, do not tip your infant so that he
Many people who have cystic fibrosis have low bone mineral density, because they have problems absorbing vitamin D and calcium, which are necessary for strong and healthy bones. Low bone mineral density can make a person who has cystic fibrosis more likely to have bone fractures or to develop ...
Noting that "air pollution kills," the American Lung Association released its annual list of the most and least polluted U.S. cities. Bakersfield, Calif., has the worst, Honolulu and Santa Fe the best air.
Should tiotropium be used alone or with a LABA to control COPD exacerbations and decrease mortality?
In this video blog, Dr. Shorr discusses how definitions are changing relative to pneumonia and tracheobronchitis. Learn more about CAP, HCAP, HAP, VAP, and VAT.
What questions remain about the recently approved medications for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis -- pirfenidone and nintedanib.
Ammonia in cat urinecat face image by Viktor Korpan from Fotolia.comAmmonia is a colorless, pungent compound of hydrogen and nitrogen. Cat urine is composed of ammonia--a byproduct of metabolism--which imparts it its characteristic foul odor. Cats suffering from renal diseases often have...
Lung-building exercises are part of an essential daily routine for athletes hoping to reach peak performance and for vocalists to achieve perfect breath control. People suffering lung disease and breathing problems also benefit from lung-building exercises. Pursed-lip breathing is one of the most be
Which two treatments show the most beneficial effects for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?
The causes, symptoms, and treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare lung disease.
Obese individuals are at risk for numerous medical conditions including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, arthritis and cancer. However, recent research, such as the long-standing and ongoing Nurses' Health Study, suggests that a link between respiratory disease and obesity als
Elderly people with a debilitating and sometimes deadly respiratory condition known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are less likely to be hospitalized or to die of their disease if they use inhaled steroids, according to researchers.
Be in-the-know with this TB drug update.