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Teens With Allergies And Asthma: Start Prepping Now For Move To College

You’re a teenager with allergies or asthma and later this year you’ll be heading off to college. You may be thinking, “I have tons of time to get myself together before I leav...
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May Is Asthma Awareness Month

For those with asthma, springtime brings an increase in symptoms, making awareness of symptom triggers and health risk factors particularly crucial. According to the American ...
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$11.8 Million In Support From Gary And Mary West To Launch Geriatric Emergency Department

Local philanthropists Gary and Mary West have provided $11.8 million to the University of California San Diego to create a state-of-the-art senior emergency care unit to be ho...
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Veterans More Likely To Delay Seeking Health Care—Possible Link To Long Wait Times For VA Care

Military veterans are more likely to report delays in seeking necessary healthcare, compared to the US general population, reports a study in the Journal of Public Health Mana...
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COPD Linked To Increased Bacterial Invasion

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common smoking-related lung illness and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Scientists have long believed ...
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Even A little Air Pollution May Have Long-Term Health Effects On Developing Fetus

Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in...
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Drone Delivery Of Medical Supplies Takes Off

Although the convenience of having packages delivered directly to our doors within hours of purchase is still a ways away, on-demand delivery of medical supplies is becoming a...
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Former Paralyzed Teen Returns To Loyola For Health, Hope And Heroes 5K

After a devastating injury during a high school football game left him paralyzed, Hayden Schaumburg didn’t know if he would ever walk again. Thanks to the staff at Loyola Uni...
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Outcomes Of Immunotherapy Tablet For House Dust Mite Allergy-Related Asthma

The addition of a house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet to maintenance medications improved time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbatio...
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Even Low Levels Of Air Pollution Appear To Affect Children’s Lung Health

According to new research led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) pulmonologist and critical care physician Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH, improved air quality in US citie...
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Nanoparticle Acts Like Trojan Horse To Halt Asthma & Allergies

In an entirely new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell, to convince the im...
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Microfocus CT Scan Applied for the First Time to Deadly Lung Disease

Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way an aggressive form of lung disease deve...
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Doctor Who Donated Kidney, Later Received Lung To Be Honored At Organ Donor Ceremony

Susan Hou, MD, who altruistically donated a kidney to one of her patients and later became a recipient of a lung transplant, is among the transplant patients who will be honor...
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Scientists Propose Treatment For Severe Lung Diseases

Researchers are developing a new drug to treat life-threatening lung damage and breathing problems in people with severe infections like pneumonia, those undergoing certain ca...
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Penn And Rutgers Researchers Discover New Pathway That May Trigger Asthma

Asthma is an enormous public health problem that continues to grow larger, in part because scientists don’t fully understand how it is caused. Existing therapies don’t cure th...
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Discovery Could Lead To Better Asthma Treatment

Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for asthma sufferers. They have found that blocking a certain signalling molecule can alleviate symptom...
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Advanced 3-D Imaging Technique Applied For The First Time To Deadly Lung Disease

Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way an aggressive form of lung disease deve...
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Going Tobacco-Free, Tall Order For Health-Care Facilities

Health-care facilities being tobacco-free seems like a natural fit, but it’s far more complicated than it might seem. “To be tobacco-free, a facility must prohibit tobacco an...
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Antihistamines Affect Exercise Recovery, May Or May Not Be A Problem

After vigorous exercise, some 3,000 genes go to work to aid recovery by boosting muscles and blood vessels, but in the presence of high doses of antihistamines almost 27% of t...
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Lung Ultrasound May Be Safe Substitute For Chest X-ray To Diagnose Pneumonia In Children

Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing pneumonia in children and a potential substitute for chest X-ray, according to a study conducted ...
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New Asthma Biomarkers Could Ease Detection

People with asthma have telltale molecules circulating in their blood, say researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The discovery could lead to the first diagnostic bloo...
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Handwashing Gets Skipped A Third Of The Time In Outpatient Healthcare

Despite having policies in place to prevent infections, staff at outpatient care facilities fail to follow recommendations for hand hygiene 37% of the time, and for safe injec...
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E-cigarettes Have Immediate Effects On Pulmonary Function

E-cigarette smoking is increasingly promoted as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, but a growing body of evidence points to its potential dangers. Adding to the evidenc...
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'Liquid Biopsy' Blood Test Detects Genetic Mutations In Common Form Of Lung Cancer

A simple blood test can rapidly and accurately detect mutations in two key genes in non-small cell lung tumors, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other instituti...
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Device Designed To Recondition Lungs, Keep Organs Thriving Outside Body

Michele Coleman lay close to death last fall with end-stage lung disease when she got a second chance at life. Thanks to an innovative approach aimed at broadening the pool o...
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