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Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory conditions impact the lungs and the ability to breath. In this section, find out about the symptoms and treatment of apnea, orthopnea and more.

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How can you treat respiratory conditions in the lungs?

Some of the treatments for lung conditions include bronchodilators, oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation. Learn how to treat respiratory conditions in the lungs by reading this article.


Removing Brands From Cigarette Packs Encourages Smokers to Quit

The branding on cigarette boxes steers smokers who pick up the packs. But without it, smokers aren't as keen on taking a drag. See more »

Daily TV Binge Watching Could Dramatically Shorten Your Life

We know that a sedentary lifestyle is not healthy. A new study finds specific pulmonary embolism risks in watching more than 2.5 hours of TV in a day. See more »

Viking Toilet Worm Investigation Finds Genetic Clues to Emphysema's Origins

Genetic mutations in ancient Vikings protected them from parasites, but contribute to our modern susceptibility to lung diseases COPD and emphysema. See more »

Two New Studies Find Potential Harmful Effects of E-Cigarettes

Studies presented at the 2016 AAAS meeting find an impact on immune system genes and on the potential for artherosclerosis. See more »

If your dad has cystic fibrosis does it mean you will?

The chance of having cystic fibrosis depends on both your father and mother's genetics. Learn more about inheriting cystic fibrosis from this article. See more »

If your mom has cystic fibrosis does it mean you will?

The chance of having cystic fibrosis depends on both your father and mother's genetics. Learn more about inheriting cystic fibrosis from this article. See more »

What is the best way to stop hiccups?

Hiccups are the result of a spasm in your diaphragm. Learn about the best way to stop hiccups in this article. See more »

What is the cost of a cystic fibrosis test?

A cystic fibrosis newborn screening test is relatively inexpensive. Learn more about the cost of a cystic fibrosis test from this article. See more »

What is the fastest way to cure heavy congestion?

Try home remedies or pharmaceutical medications for quick relief from heavy congestion. Find out about the fastest way to cure heavy congestion from this article. See more »

What is the life expectancy for someone with emphysema?

The life expectancy for someone with emphysema depends on many factors, including the severity of the condition. Learn more about the life expectancy for someone with emphysema from this article. See more »