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10 High Notes in Music as Medicine
Using music in medicine is an ancient practice. Here we review recent research efforts to better understand and apply music’s healing powers.
Antioxidant Vitamins Protect Men Against COPD
Vitamins C and E, in particular, have a beneficial effect on COPD risk and lung function in men, a new study found.
10 Good Reasons Not to Smoke
Cigarette smoking has declined but remains a leading cause of illness and death in the US. If there is anything you don’t know about the current state of smoking, you’ll find it in these slides.
Consistent Asthma Control: One Patient at a Time
The best asthma care is not good enough if the patient is nonadherent. Applied "humanomics" as an approach to chronic care was discussed this week at CHEST 2015.
Primary Care Management of Multimorbidity: COPD, for Example
Exacerbations of COPD often complicate CV outcomes. Two studies presented at CHEST 2015 looked at ways to refine risk factors for CV decline.
Steroid-sparing Rx for Severe Asthma: What is In the Pipeline?
Severe refractory asthma resists conventional therapies, but a roster of new biologics, discussed at CHEST 2015 in Montreal, may soon offer relief.
Opioids, PTSD, Smartphone App Highlight COPD News
Here, during Respiratory Care Week, studies address safety concerns with new opioid use, relationships between PTSD and COPD, and a new smartphone app for better patient compliance.
Video: Using Inhalers and Puffers in Asthma
A clinical nurse consultant demonstrates best practices for inhalers and puffers, with an emphasis on pediatric asthma patients.
Video: Conducting Spirometry in Children
Prof. Dominic Fitzgerald, a pediatric respiratory and sleep physician, reviews the basics about spirometry, and explains its use in children.
Can Asthma Be Managed in Smokers?
The CDC estimates that 21% of people with asthma smoke cigarettes. These patients tend to be resistant to common asthma treatment. What are the options?
Asthma, Plus Age and Illness, in the Elderly
Aging and comorbidities make asthma management in the elderly much more difficult than in younger people. Get a quick look here at what to watch out for.
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