Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

New Developments: Once Daily Inhalers to Control Asthma

Less is more when it comes to the maintenance of asthma with controller medications. Believe it or not, in the late 1980s, patients were instructed to take controller inhalers (for example Vanceril) four puffs three times daily. Many of them were also on Intal (Cromolyn) two puffs four times daily and theophylline tablets (now rarely... Read moreChevron

posted 06/29/2015, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

6 Foods That Can Cause Constipation

Constipation is a tricky problem.  You have to find the right balance of nutrients and water in order to relieve and prevent future problems.  Unfortunately, there may be foods you are currently eating that could be contributing to the problem.  Check out this list of constipating foods to remove these culprits from your diet.Read moreChevron

posted 06/29/2015, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

What is an Arterial Blood Gas (ABG)?

So you have COPD, and now your doctor wants you to have an Arterial Blood Gas (ABG). So what is an ABG, and how do the results benefit you?

An ABG is a special blood draw that requires arterial blood, or freshly oxygenated blood from your lungs. The test... Read moreChevron

posted 06/29/2015, comments (0)|
Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D., Health Pro

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases

How Sleep Apnea Harms Your Heart

Heart disease is a very broad health term, which can sometimes create some confusion. But for this dicussion, we'll highlight the ways sleep apnea is connected to heart disease, as it can cause... Read moreChevron

posted 06/15/2015, comments (0)|

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