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lungs

First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
July 23, 2016

One minute wellness – Handle hyperventilating the right way

Hyperventilation, or experiencing fast and shallow breaths, can be caused by a number of different things, the most common cause though is a panic attack. And, like a bandage for a cut or a crutch for a broken leg, a brown paper bag is the trusted medical symbol for it – you’ve even seen it in cartoons and the movies. But why a brown bag? (more…)
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Asthma
February 15, 2016

Keep calm and breathe! Three tips for airtight asthma control

For an asthmatic, breathing can be hard work, but it doesn’t have to be. A few simple changes each day keep huffing and puffing away! (more…)
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Chest & Lung
January 10, 2016

Are hiccups dangerous?

Hic...hic…hiccuu…what was that? The smart name is singultus, but you and I call them hiccups. We laugh at hiccups when they happen to puppies, or babies, but it’s really annoying when hiccups happen to us! (more…)
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Chest & Lung
August 26, 2015

All about emphysema

Just opened your eyes and can't wait for your first cigarette of the day? If you're lighting up without even thinking about it, maybe it's time to start contemplating the harm that's being done to your lungs. Emphysema is a progressive and irreversible lung disease. In 90% of cases, emphysema is caused by cigarette smoking. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
May 11, 2015

You won’t believe how this guy got this body

Well-defined muscles in a lean and ripped body: you can tell what Ben Mudge is doing in the gym each day. But it doesn’t tell you why. Mudge, 25, works as a fitness model and personal trainer, but that’s not the reason he’s putting in the hours shedding sweat at the gym – he’s doing it to stay alive. (more…)
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General knowledge
April 5, 2015

Human kidneys – Two for the price of one!

Now wouldn't that be something? Walking into your local grocer and simply ringing up 2 new organs when yours start to fail you. Imagine a world where you can replace your kidneys, your heart, and your liver as easily as the milk that’s gone bad in your fridge!? (more…)
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Chest & Lung
March 30, 2014

Every breath you take

Those of us who are healthy often take the ability to breathe freely and easily for granted – are you one of them? Whether you are or not, here are 8 “lung health” facts and snippets of information that you need to know. Consider yourself informed! (more…)
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Asthma
January 9, 2014

Easing asthma symptoms through diet

If changing your diet could reduce your asthma symptoms, would you do it? For most people, it’s an easy “yes!” Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases in the world, and the number of new people being diagnosed with asthma each year is on the rise. To help solve the mystery behind the increase, researchers have been looking at everything from diet to air pollution. (more…)
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