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Karen Bastille

Ellington, Connecticut
I am a 55 year old woman living a life that includes COPD / emphysema. While my diagnosis four... Full Bio
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... by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema May 9, 2010   Posted in:  COPD - Living With It ... Read on »
‘Expired’ Medicines — Are They Safe? by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema InteliHealth.com How are expiration dates set? And is it risky to take a medicine that is expired? Read this article from InteliHealth - click ... Read on »
‘Off-the-Charts’ Pollen Counts Bring Misery to Millions by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema HealthDay News A cold winter followed by a sudden and sustained warming trend, not to mention the botanical blossoming that global warming has bro ... Read on »
‘Walking Distance’ Test an Accurate Indicator of Disease Severity in Patients with COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema American Thoracic Society Press Release ATS 2011, DENVER – The six-minute walking distance test (6MWD), a test that measures a patient’s ability ... Read on »
“GOOGLE FLU TRENDS” A POWERFUL EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Johns Hopkins Medicine News Release Monitoring Internet search traffic about influenza may prove to be a better way for hospital emergency r ... Read on »
“Have You Heard?” More information on the Avian Influenza Virus ( bird flu ) by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Recent media coverage stemming from a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) press release has contained misleading information about highly pa ... Read on »
1 year later: Pandemic is over, but H1N1 flu remains active by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema USA Today Health News A flu epidemic was brewing, Finelli said, caused by a virus never before seen in humans. In Mexico, hospital workers were si ... Read on »
10 ‘Vices’ That Are Actually Good For You by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema msn Health Permission granted You can officially stop feeling guilty about those little “bad-for-you” habits you can’t seem to break. Turns ou ... Read on »
10 Myths and Facts About COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema msn health Everyone has heard of heart disease and cancer, and it’s well-known they’re the top causes of death in the U.S. But what about chronic ... Read on »