Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D., Health Pro

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases

E-Cigarettes: The Dirty Facts You Need to Know

A lot of patients ask me, “Are electronic cigarettes safe?”   E-cigarettes are battery operated devices that consist of a plastic or metal tube connected to a mouthpiece. The cartridge contains a heating element and a reservoir of liquid, usually nicotine, dissolved in propylene glycol (the same substance contained in... Read moreChevron
posted 09/10/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

Benefits and Limitations of Inhalers and Nebulizers

When nebulizers and inhalers were introduced to the world during the 1930s and 1950s, respectively, this was exactly the gift people with lung diseases, like asthma, yearned for since the beginning of time.  This meant they now had an easy means of inhaling the medicine needed to control and treat their disease.   Nebulizers were... Read moreChevron
posted 09/10/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

Gastroparesis Worsens Acid Reflux

Over the years I have talked with many parents whose babies have what they consider to be "slow stomach emptying" or "slow motility."  We found this to be true with one of our acid reflux babies as well.  Until one of our daughters developed gastroparesis, we had no idea how bad it could really get!One winter my daughter Ava had a bout... Read moreChevron
posted 09/10/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Asthma Control: Unique Concerns in Older Women

I’ve recently discussed how asthma phenotypes define different subcategories of asthma. Did you know that asthma is more severe in women over 50 years of age compared to men of the same age? Interestingly, young females have milder asthma compared to young males, but adult females surpass their male counterparts in asthma severity.   A... Read moreChevron
posted 09/03/2014, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

Living with Asthma

Controversial COPD Mist Drug Likely to Be Approved by FDA

The FDA announced recently that a new mist version of Spiriva is due to be approved for use in the United States, despite some experts' concerns about cardiac risks.   What It Is   The new COPD mist drug is an alternate version of the dry powder inhaler known as Spiriva HandiHaler. The active ingredient in this inhaler is tiotropium... Read moreChevron
posted 09/03/2014, comments (0)|

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