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Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D., Health Pro

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Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases

Causes and Effects of Occupational Asthma

Occupational asthma is attributable to a particular exposure to irritants or sensitizers in the workplace. Its prevalence is estimated to affect three to six percent of the population.  

 

What causes it?

 

Sensitizers produce antibodies that make the host (humans)... Read moreChevron

posted 12/19/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

What is Rescue Medicine?

Dictionary.com defines “rescue” in part as “to free from violence or danger.” Since an asthma flare-up (attack) is a violent reaction within your air passages that places you in impending danger, it’s only fitting that the medicine discovered to end asthma flare-ups be referred to as “rescue... Read moreChevron

posted 12/18/2014, comments (0)|
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RA & Happiness: Finding Joy By Caring For Others

A middle-aged man sat slumped over in a wheel chair in the doctor's waiting room.  I noticed an old wooden cane nearby.  The man had huge, rough-looking hands.  One of his lower legs was bandaged in gauze.

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Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Lung Disease- Risk Factor For Developing IBD?

Many patients report that it can be very hard to get an accurate diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  It can be months or, in the worst cases, years before an accurate diagnosis is made.  This is due in part to the fact that IBD symptoms can mimic many other conditions like stomach bugs, ulcers or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.Read moreChevron

posted 12/10/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Asthma: Best Combination for Achieving Control

Are you one of the 25 million people in the U.S. who has asthma? Have you had bothersome asthma symptoms (cough, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness) three or more days, or more than two times in the last week? Have you used your reliever inhaler three or more times over the last seven days or had night time awakenings because of... Read moreChevron

posted 12/08/2014, comments (0)|

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