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Postural Drainage: Lower Lobes (Sides)

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

How Cystic Fibrosis Affects the Bones-Topic Overview

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 ...

Pneumonia Symptoms & Recovery

Pneumonia, or bronchopneumonia, is a chronic medical condition that occurs when the lungs become inflamed due to infection by bacteria, fungi or viruses, or some other irritant, such as an inhaled chemical or liquid.

Bronchitis

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of bronchitis, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

5 Steps to Improving CPAP Adherence

Continuous positive airway pressure has been shown to decrease OSA events and improve subjective sleepiness, vigilance and general productivity. However, compliance to therapy remains problematic.

"Probable" U.S. SARS Cases at 35

The number of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) cases in the U.S. reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) dropped to only 35 from more than 200 suspected cases today, as CDC officials adopted a stricter definition of "probable" rather than "

The Effects of Breathing Ammonia in Cat Urine

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

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

Obesity & 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