Over 16 million people in the US have COPD and up to 60% of COPD cases go undiagnosed. According to the World Health Organization, COPD is the third leading cause of death globally. COPD continues to be a leading cause of disabling symptoms and suffering. Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is the standard of care for persons … Read more
Join the Caring for COPD Caregivers Study Respiratory Health Association is seeking caregivers of people living with COPD to participate in a new study, Caring for COPD Caregivers! WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS BE ASKED TO DO? As a project participant, caregivers wll receive a free copy of the COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit, a resource designed to ease … Read more
With three COVID-19 vaccines available under FDA emergency use authorization, many people are wondering how they compare. Click here for a very nice side-by-side comparison.
The following is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s coronavirus website. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away … Read more
The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Integrative and Complementary Health offers information on complimentary health and other important healthcare topics in Spanish: Esta página brinda enlaces a recursos del NCCIH en español sobre medicina complementaria e integral. Además, incluye enlaces a otros recursos en español relacionados con la salud. Si usted utiliza medicina … Read more
The following article is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website. Evidence for Effectiveness of Masks Your mask helps protect those around you COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout, or sing. These … Read more
The following is excerpted from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health What’s the Bottom Line? What do we know about the effectiveness of complementary approaches for flu and colds? No complementary health approach has been shown to be helpful for the flu. For colds: Complementary approaches that have shown some promise … Read more
The following is re-printed from the National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus website: Where are germs found? Germs are a part of everyday life. Some of them are helpful, but others are harmful and cause disease. They can be found everywhere – in our air, soil, and water. They are on our skin and in … Read more
CMS has released an updated durable medical equipment (DME) guide that explains coverage of home oxygen equipment (and other DME) and where to get help with your questions.
The following article is reprinted from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): by Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA Communication is an important and complex transaction that depends on visual and, often, auditory (hearing) cues. Factors that influence how well our spoken language is received include our eye contact and body language, whether we stand or sit … Read more