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COPD – Truly a Smoking Gun

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Tobacco companies spend over $9 billion a year advertising their products to the masses. There is no doubt that not only does smoking lead to disease and disability, but it also takes years off of your life. Did you know smokers are three times more likely to die prematurely than non-smokers? Even if you happen to be one of the […]

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Managing Symptoms Associated with Narcolepsy

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When many of us think of narcolepsy, an image of the narcoleptic weiner dog or Homer Simpson nodding off at inopportune times might come to mind. But for those with the condition, narcolepsy is inconvenient, disruptive and dangerous. For those that suffer from narcolepsy, there are many risks associated with the condition. Becoming excessively sleepy at any time without warning […]

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How to Care for Someone with Emphysema

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Do you know someone that struggles with the symptoms of Emphysema? When they’re constantly coughing, wheezing, and experiencing shortness of breath, do you ever wish you could do something to help them out?  The symptoms of emphysema are slowly progressive and if not treated correctly could lead to further complications like loss of appetite, dramatic weight loss, poor sleep quality, […]

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Tips to Manage Chronic Bronchitis

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It can be difficult to determine whether you’re dealing with just a simple cough from a routine respiratory virus or if that cough is an early indication of a much bigger medical issue. Bronchitis occurs when there is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs.  Over 10 million Americans are diagnosed with chronic […]