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How to Subdue an Adrenaline Rush

How to Subdue an Adrenaline Rush

An adrenaline rush is when your body experiences an increased release of the hormone adrenaline. A person may feel suddenly energetic and unable to control his emotions. Adrenaline rushes can be brought on by stress or excitement. Although in some instances you may want to experience an adrenaline r
COPD Patients May Be Overtreated With Steroids

COPD Patients May Be Overtreated With Steroids

More than 90% of acutely ill individuals who are hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receive high doses of IV steroids even though lower-dose oral steroids may be just as effective, a study shows.
Activated Protein C in ARDS?

Activated Protein C in ARDS?

What are the uses for activated protein C in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?
COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble
Pneumonia Symptoms in Children

Pneumonia Symptoms in Children

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be very dangerous, especially in babies. Being alert to the symptoms can help prevent it from seriously harming your child's health.
How to Strenghthen Lungs

How to Strenghthen Lungs

Lung problems can include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infections, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and lung cancer (see Reference 1). According to the National Institutes of Health, lung diseases are the No. 3 killer of people in the United States (see Reference 1). However, several simpl
Pneumonia Symptoms Transmission Treatment

Pneumonia Symptoms Transmission Treatment

Pneumonia is a lung disease caused by infection or irritation which causes your lungs to swell and fill with fluid. Infections can be bacterial, fungal or viral in origin. The irritation can be caused by inhaling chemicals or aspirating fluid or food. When fluid fills your alveoli, or air sacs, the
COPD: Clearing Your Lungs

COPD: Clearing Your Lungs

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a long-term illness that makes it hard to breathe, but learning to clear your lungs may help you save energy and oxygen, and help prevent lung infections.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Healing Problem Wounds

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Healing Problem Wounds

In hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the patient breathes pure oxygen while in a sealed chamber with increased atmospheric pressure. The therapy is well known for its effectiveness in treating the painful condition decompression sickness (bends) in deep-sea divers, but it has other uses as well.
Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Colds

Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Colds

Catching colds when you have a chronic lung disease like COPD or emphysema can lead to serious respiratory infections. Learn more from WebMD about preventing and treating colds.
How do I Use a Flowmeter?

How do I Use a Flowmeter?

Some people with asthma are instructed to use a device called a flowmeter. This device determines how strong their breathing is. The flowmeter assigns a number, called a peak flow number, which tells the person how strong and how hard they're breathing. The number falls into a specific zone--red, ye
Lung Transplant Using Nonbeating Heart Donor Works

Lung Transplant Using Nonbeating Heart Donor Works

In one of the first transplants to be performed from a donor human whose heart had stopped beating hours before the transplant was performed, Swedish researchers have shown that the procedure is effective and can quickly restore lung function.
Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism With Dabigatran

Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism With Dabigatran

Is Dabigatran an alternative to warfarin for treatment of VTE - without the coagulation monitoring?
Differences Between Acute Bronchitis and Pneumonia

Differences Between Acute Bronchitis and Pneumonia

Acute bronchitis and pneumonia share many of the same symptoms, and some people with acute bronchitis are at risk for developing pneumonia. While acute bronchitis usually goes away within a few weeks, pneumonia can be a serious condition, especially in older adults.The following table outlines some
Former Smokers at Risk for Lung Cancer Decades Later

Former Smokers at Risk for Lung Cancer Decades Later

I'm often surprised by the response I get when I mention that the majority of people who develop lung cancer now are non-smokers. "What? You've gotta be
Chronic Lung Disease in Infants: Caring for Your Baby-Topic Overview

Chronic Lung Disease in Infants: Caring for Your Baby-Topic Overview

Home treatment is often needed for a baby who has been diagnosed with chronic lung disease. Before you take your newborn home from the hospital,you need to be able to: Recognize the symptoms and know what to do if your baby has difficulty breathing or stops breathing. Perform CPR in the unlikely eve
WHO Issues SARS Travel Warning

WHO Issues SARS Travel Warning

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends that anyone planning travel to Hong Kong and the Guangdong province of southern China postpone all but essential travel due to the ongoing epidemic of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).