Respiratory

How to Clear Sinusitis
Respiratory

How to Clear Sinusitis

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD | May 3, 2024

When you’re in pain from acute sinusitis, you probably don’t care much about the long-term problem. You just want the pain and swelling to go away!

Bronchitis Self-Care Through Food and Nutrition
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Bronchitis Self-Care Through Food and Nutrition

James A. Duke, PhD | April 29, 2024

If you develop a cough that produces phlegm you may have bronchitis. Bronchitis self-care with proper food alongside treatment can speed recovery.

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness

James A. Duke, PhD | April 17, 2024

Anyone who has experienced a layover in Denver can attest to the fact that altitude sickness is real, uncomfortable, and…

New Strategy for Severe Asthma
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New Strategy for Severe Asthma

Chris Iliades, MD | April 11, 2024

The chronic lung disease asthma can result in more than inconvenient wheezing. Close to 10 percent of adults with asthma…

Bet You Know Someone Who Still Smokes
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Bet You Know Someone Who Still Smokes

Daniel Dilling, MD, FACP | February 24, 2024

Good news! Cigarette smoking among US adults has dropped steadily over the last 50 years. And yet—you are likely to…

Natural Medicine and Respiratory Syncytial Virus
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Natural Medicine and Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Jamison Starbuck, ND | November 4, 2023

There has been a lot of talk recently about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), recognized since 1956 as a mild respiratory…

How to Use a Pulse Oximeter
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How to Use a Pulse Oximeter

Timothy Connolly, MD | April 15, 2021

Some COVID-19 sufferers experience dangerous drops in blood oxygen and a pulse oximeter can monitor that. But misunderstanding how to use it could be dangerous. 

3 Signs of a Lung Emergency
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3 Signs of a Lung Emergency

Kevin McQueen | July 29, 2020

The warning signs that respiratory illness has become serious can be subtle and easy to discount. Here’s what indicates you need emergency help.

What Does It Mean to Be on a Ventilator?
What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

What Does It Mean to Be on a Ventilator?

David Sherer, MD | April 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised fears about being on a ventilator. Here’s what it means…plus tips should that unlikely but daunting prospect arise.

Ozone-Safe Primatene Mist Inhaler Is Not Safe for Asthma

Ozone-Safe Primatene Mist Inhaler Is Not Safe for Asthma

August 1, 2019

Primatene Mist epinephrine inhaler is now ozone-safe, FDA-approved and back on the market—but a dangerous choice for people with asthma. Here’s why.

Lung Problems? Your Medication Could Be the Culprit
Respiratory

Lung Problems? Your Medication Could Be the Culprit

June 17, 2019

More than two dozen widely used drugs can lead to shortness of breath or some other lung problem. Here are the ones to check…

Vaping? Your E-Cigarette’s Flavor Puts Your Health at Risk
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Vaping? Your E-Cigarette’s Flavor Puts Your Health at Risk

March 29, 2019

Flavorings added to e-cigarettes makes vaping even worse for your lungs—raising risk for various lung diseases and possibly lung cancer.

The Bottom Line Guide to Outliving the Flu
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The Bottom Line Guide to Outliving the Flu

William Schaffner, MD | December 17, 2018

Despite best efforts, you’re now sidelined with the flu. Take these quick steps to speed the journey to feeling better.

Triple Therapy for COPD: Greater Benefits But Also Greater Risk

Triple Therapy for COPD: Greater Benefits But Also Greater Risk

December 3, 2018

For severe COPD, multi-drug treatment can improve breathing but comes with a dangerous warning.

If You Have Asthma, Do This to Protect Yourself from AFib

If You Have Asthma, Do This to Protect Yourself from AFib

Aivaras Cepelis, MSci | October 29, 2018

The risk for this dangerous irregular heartbeat is higher in people with asthma. Here’s what you need to do to help prevent it.