Seven Steps to Help You Quit Smoking Cigarettes

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Smoking is not only a physical addiction, but also a psychological habit. The temporary high that smokers get from tobacco is extremely addictive. Smoking severely damages your lungs, specifically your alveoli which are tiny sacs found within the lungs. Smoking is the #1 cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to American Lung Association, over 16.4 million people are … Read More

Risk Factors of COPD Among Women

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Historically, men have been perceived to have a higher prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as compared to women, however, studies now show that more women are diagnosed with COPD and their mortality rates are higher. There is evidence of susceptibility among women of the risk factors associated with COPD. The World Health Organization (WHO) in conjunction with the … Read More

Balanced Diet & Nutritional Tips for Lung Health

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If you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other respiratory health conditions, you may notice that eating certain foods may affect your breathing. Consuming a balanced diet with the right mix of nutrients can make breathing easier. Below are some general nutritional tips on foods that can help you. How Does My Diet Relate to My Breathing? Metabolism … Read More

Pulse Oximetry and its Importance in COVID-19

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Patients with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and various cardiac conditions have utilized pulse oximeters as tools in monitoring their supplemental oxygen use. Pulse oximeters have become essential diagnostic tools because of ease of use, portability, and applicability in a wide range of clinical settings. In the face of the current pandemic, pulse oximeters have … Read More

5 Tips to Control Your COPD Symptoms This Fall

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Happy Fall! As the weather begins to get colder, breathing can become more difficult. The dry air you are exposed to in the winter can cause flare-ups, also called exacerbations, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the chances of flare-ups and take on the colder months this fall. … Read More

Respiratory Health Among First Responders

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This year marks the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks of 2001. Immediate deaths involved those at the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City (NYC), the Pentagon, and the passengers on board the four aircrafts, which included Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and Arlington County, Virginia. Of the 2,977 lives lost that day, 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers … Read More

Alta demanda; Suministro corto. Satisfacer las necesidades de oxígeno de los pacientes COVID-19 en el área de Río Grande y más allá

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El oxígeno es esencial para la vida y esencial en el tratamiento de COVID-19. Es importante ser consciente de las disparidades a las que se enfrentan algunas zonas del mundo para satisfacer esta necesidad. El sur de Texas, el Valle del Río Grande y las ciudades limítros de México están en una encrucijada con poco suministro de oxígeno. Leer más.

Respiratory Care Week Celebrates Respiratory Therapists

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Respiratory Care Week is the last full week of October and it is designated to honor and recognize Respiratory Therapists. You may have heard the term “Respiratory Therapist” before, but do you know what Respiratory Therapists actually do? Respiratory Therapists (RT) are certified medical professionals who specialize in providing healthcare for your lungs. There are different types of respiratory therapists, … Read More