Thursday, March 05, 2015

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John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

The Natural Progression of COPD

Lung tissue naturally breaks down with age. Smoking, however, speeds up this breakdown, causing smokers to develop lung disease at an abnormally young age.  

Nowhere is this shown better than the Fletcher-Peto Curve below.

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posted 03/04/2015, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

Registered nurse & healthcare writer, living with allergies & asthma.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis - A New Type of Food Allergy

There is a new type of food allergy that people who have asthma and nasal allergies need to be aware of. It's called eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE for short. Experts first identified it 15 or 20 years ago, but the number of people who have it has... Read moreChevron

posted 03/01/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Using Controller Medications for Asthma

Studies on asthma patients in between flare-ups show a decline in controller weeks and months after doctor visits. Poor adherence to asthma controller medication has been a hot topic for many years but doctors continue to struggle with how to resolve this issue.


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posted 02/28/2015, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

Celiac Disease: Preventing Cross Contamination

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which the body mounts an immune response to the ingestion of the protein gluten.  Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley.  When a person with celiac disease eats gluten the corresponding... Read moreChevron

posted 02/27/2015, comments (0)|
Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D., Health Pro

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases

Vaccines, Pneumonias, and Immune Health

Vaccines prevent illness and save lives by making you immune to certain diseases.  This effect of vaccines is predictable in certain viral illnesses. You might be tempted to think that taking a vaccine to prevent pneumonia is 100... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|

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