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Barrel Chest: What Causes It? by Dawn Lesley Fielding Posted Tue 28 May 2013 9:05am Barrel chest.  It may be a term you have heard before.  But what is it?  What does it mean?  And what causes it? The term “barrel chest” is used to describe a rounded, expanded chest that resembles the shape of a barrel.  It is not a ... Read on »
FIRST AID FOR PETS, PT. 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 16 Sep 2012 12:00am Many of our readers have responded to last week's issue on "First Aid For Pets" with comments on how much better prepared they will now feel when having to deal with medical situations involving their pets.  Most of you also mentioned having at least some type of First Aid kit available for those situations.  That's great!  Rememb ... Read on »
I Don't Like Myself Today by Sandy Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 May 2009 11:44pm Good morning my friends, Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought... UGH.... "I dont like myself today." Well, when you have COPD/Emphysema that may happen quite often to you. I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and decided... "I don't like myself today." You may ask "WHY", what does COPD have to do with "not liking yourself?" ... Read on »
Lessons in COPD, Emphysema by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm 1 Comment Those of us with COPD, Emphysema, Asthma oftentimes must step outside the box to make ourselves better; to help ourselves and the quality of our lives. The following offers a lot of info on how to help ourselves fight the attack of the oxidants. We truly must fight to holdfast to our stability and to diligently seek ways to hopefully restore our lu ... Read on »
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – The Whats, Whys & Hows by Dawn Lesley Fielding Posted Mon 21 Jan 2013 12:55pm Idiopathic (unknown cause) pulmonary fibrosis is a disease in which a scarring of the tissue in the lungs occurs without any real known reason.  If you can relate the scarring in the lungs that occurs with this condition to a scar yo ... Read on »
Two Case Scenarios for the Respiratory Students by Glenna M. Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 1:08pm I know there are a couple dozen RT students across the crountry who read this blog and I appreciate that.  I know that I'm not like other RT blogs and I don't usually present a lot of clinical information, I use this blog more as a place to put up things that strike me as funny or show the more quirky human side of the job. But today wil ... Read on »
Chiropractic is a good match for treating Asthma by Carol Grant Posted Wed 24 Nov 2010 8:26am As a Chiropractor, I treat a lot of patients with Asthma.  If you have Asthma this is what your life is like:  Imagine taking a breath and not being able to get the air into your lungs. You feel as if you’re being strangled, and once getting the air into your lungs, you’re not being able to get the air out. Each breath is a struggle, gasping ... Read on »
It's a CF Thing... by Stacey B. Posted Mon 06 Dec 2010 7:59pm Over this past year and a half I have "come out" of the CF closet. My family and closest friends knew about my illness, but many of my acquaintances or co-workers had no clue. It was quite easy to hide. Or, if they knew, they assumed that it must have not been so bad since I "looked" fine from the outside. This past 6 months of hospitalizations ... Read on »
EXAM FOR COPD, OTHERS by Lynn E. Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm Exam Overview Your medical history provides important clues that can help your health professional diagnosechronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In taking your medical history, your health professional will ask questions about: Shortness of breath. When were you first short of breath (at exercise or at rest)? How ofte ... Read on »
A true test of a man's fitness...just look at his gut! by Richard S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Jul 2009 10:07pm Extended, bloated bellies have everything to do with poor diets, becoming too large in the off season and an organ called the omentum. If you pick up a medical A&P text that is detailed and updated, you will find an organ known as the greater and lesser omentum, (I won't go through all the technical mumbo) that is located under the abdo ... Read on »