Deborah Kaplan

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Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain

Does radiation therapy provide additional benefit for lung cancer metastases to the brain? Here’s what the latest research has found.

Lung Cancer Surgery: Better Odds for Older Patients

Fewer than half of all patients who undergo surgery for lung cancer survive as long as five years. But older lung cancer patients may beat those odds.

White Bread, White Rice May Raise Risk of Lung Cancer

Eating a lot of high-glycemic-index foods, such as white bread and white rice, may increase the risk of lung cancer in non-Hispanic whites.

A Safer Way to Buy a Used CPAP for Sleep Apnea

Secondhand CPAP devices are for sale online at prices that are generally far below full retail cost. But don’t be tempted. Here’s what to do instead.

E-Cigarettes With Nicotine May Help Smokers Quit

Evidence suggests that smokers who use e-cigarettes with nicotine are more likely to kick the habit than people who use the devices without nicotine.

Women With Lung Disorders at Higher Osteoporosis Risk

Postmenopausal women with a chronic lung disorder, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, may be at higher risk for osteoporosis of the hip.

Vitamin D May Cut Asthma Attacks

High-quality evidence suggests that taking vitamin D along with standard asthma medication can reduce the number of severe asthma exacerbations.

Household Dust Can Be a Health Hazard

Household dust may be exposing you to a host of potentially toxic chemicals from products you use every day. Here’s how to stay safe.

What Is a Spirometry Test?

A spirometry test measures how much air flows in and out of your lungs and can be used to confirm whether you have asthma or another disease.

The Safe Way to Use a Neti Pot

A neti pot can provide relief from nasal congestion by clearing out clogged sinuses. Here’s how to use one safely.