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Research Points To Possible Target To Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Or IPF

Long-held dogma says lung fibrosis in diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, results from recurrent injury to alveolar epithelium that is followed by dysregulate...
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All Asthma Patients Should Have A Plan For An Asthma Attack

The tragic death of 13-year-old Broadway actress Laurel Griggs last week from a severe asthma attack highlights the need for effective asthma control and a plan for dealing wi...
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Respiratory Groups Call For An End To Preventable Pneumonia Deaths

In support of World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a member, calls for an end to pr...
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‘It’s Not About Just Surviving. It’s About Seeing My Patients Living Normally’

Dr. Eugene Chang was 25, recently engaged and halfway through a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in Vancouver when he started feeling sick. Fatigue, dizziness ...
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New Diagnostic Criteria Proposed For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Researchers at National Jewish Health and dozens of leading institutions around the nation have proposed new criteria for diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COP...
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Life-Threatening Lung Inflammation Linked To Vaping In 16-Year-Old

The fluid in e-cigarettes may cause a potentially life threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, warn doctors in the Archives of Disease in Childhood after t...
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Self-Cannibalizing Mitochondria May Set The Stage For ALS Development

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new phenomenon in the brain that could explain the development of early stages of neurodegeneration that is seen in diseases...
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Physicians Create Guide For Identifying, Treating Vaping Lung Illness

As lung injuries from vaping continue to rise across the United States, Rochester physicians and New York health leaders developed a new tool to assist in the diagnosis and tr...
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Black And Elderly Patients Less Likely To Receive Lung Cancer Treatments

Only about 6 in 10 lung cancer patients in the United States receive the minimal lung cancer treatments recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, ac...
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Three-Drug Combo Improves Lung Function In Most Common Genetic Form Of Cystic Fibrosis

A phase three clinical trial that UT Southwestern participated in determined that a three-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF) ...
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Think You’re Allergic To Penicillin? You Are Probably Wrong

More than 30 million people in the United States wrongly believe they are allergic to penicillin – resulting in millions of dollars in added health care costs, adverse side ef...
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Everyone Who Works In Health Care Needs To Know About Opioids; This Free New Online Course Can Help

Even if they never write a single prescription for an opioid painkiller, or care for someone who has overdosed on heroin or fentanyl, people who work in every area of American...
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Lean Hospitals? How Lessons From Manufacturing Can Improve Health Care

The philosophy of maximizing customer value while minimizing waste — has long been hailed as a panacea for low productivity and poor performance. Introduced decades ago throug...
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Protecting Your Lungs From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires continue to burn throughout Southern California, forcing many people to evacuate their homes and workplaces. Even if you don't live in an evacuation zone, smoke fro...
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Tampa General Hospital Is First In The World To Launch OnMed Telemedicine Station

OnMed®, an innovative health technology company providing affordable access to quality care, today announced a partnership and first deployment of its breakthrough telemedici...
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Research Tests Speed Of Drones In Responding To Medical Emergency Scenarios

Could drones be used someday to deliver life-saving medications or interventions in the case of a child's emergency, a drug overdose or in response to a mass casualty scene? A...
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Tuberculous Infection Is Not Life-Long In Most People

A new analysis challenges the longstanding notion that tuberculous infection is a life-long infection that could strike at any time and cause tuberculosis (TB). Based on a rev...
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Consensus Report Shows Burnout Prevalent In Health Care Community

Clinician burnout is affecting between one-third and one-half of all of U.S. nurses and physicians, and 45 to 60% of medical students and residents, according to a National Ac...
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Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult becaus...
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Medical Alarms May Be Inaudible To Hospital Staff

Thousands of alarms are generated each day in any given hospital, but there are many reasons why humans may fail to respond to medical alarms, including trouble hearing the al...
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Why Respiratory Infections Are More Deadly In Those With Diabetes

Since the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) first emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012, there have been more than 2,400 confirmed cases of the infection, resu...
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Despite Progress, TB Remains The Leading Global Infectious Killer: WHO Report

Following today’s release of the World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, the American Thoracic Society joins the WHO in calling for redoubled efforts to e...
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First Smart Speaker System That Uses White Noise To Monitor Infants' Breathing

Gone are the days when people use smart speakers — like Amazon Echo or Google Home — only as kitchen timers or dinner party music players. These devices have started helping p...
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Bongo Rx Reduces Carbon Footprint In The Treatment Of Sleep Apnea

Bongo® Rx, an FDA cleared medical device for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, utilizes no electricity or batteries. This cutting edge medical technol...
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Protecting The Most Vulnerable Patients During Anesthesia

Pediatric anesthesiologists, like Dr. Guelay Bilen-Rosas at UW Health, have long been concerned by how difficult it is to detect breathing problems among young patients during...
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