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What Is Reactive Airway Disease? | Asthma Treatment Tips

Asthma Treatment Tips - Reactive Airway Disease (RAD) is often misunderstood and many people either have never heard of it or confuse it with asthma.
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How Changing Your Breathing Can Change Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

How Changing Your Breathing Can Change Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC) | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
The best way to calm down is so innate to our lives, we often take it for granted: Taking a breath.
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The Importance of Air Quality for Lung Disease Sufferers

The Importance of Air Quality for Lung Disease Sufferers | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
The ozone and pollution can worsen lung disease symptoms. Hence, easy to understand the importance of air quality for lung disease sufferers.
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Pulmonary therapy: What it is and why you might need it

Pulmonary therapy: What it is and why you might need it | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
A quick look around St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab unit and you might think it’s not much more than an in-house gym. Yes,
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Arizona Care Network Is First ACO to Launch Propeller for COPD

Arizona Care Network Is First ACO to Launch Propeller for COPD | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
MADISON, Wis.??and PHOENIX, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --??Propeller Health (formerly Asthmapolis), the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, and Arizona Car.....
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COPD linked to an increased risk of MCI - allvoices

COPD linked to an increased risk of MCI - allvoices | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
COPD linked to an increased risk of MCI allvoices Balwinder Singh, MD, Research Physician and Master's Scholar, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester and colleagues examined the association of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
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Could this mean that adherence to medication is complicated by the disease?  This could also support the need for a strong social component to care.

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ICS overuse warning in COPD - medwireNews

ICS overuse warning in COPD - medwireNews | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
ICS overuse warning in COPD medwireNews medwireNews: Researchers from the UK caution that inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are being overused in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in light of a lack of solid evidence for their...
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Workout routines | Thromboembolism - An Overview

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Workout routines | Thromboembolism - An Overview | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
What is pulmonary rehabilitation? Lungs are 1 of the most crucial components of the body. Lungs are responsible for the respiration and delivering oxygen to the
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Treatment for lung disease may also reduce heart attacks - NewsFix.ca

Treatment for lung disease may also reduce heart attacks - NewsFix.ca | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
A study shows that steroid treatment to reduce inflammation in chronic lung disease also reduces heart attack risk. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), destruction of lung tissue leads to breathlessness and increasing disability.
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COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured – WebMD

COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured – WebMD | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
Patients thought to have lung condition were re-evaluated in small study
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COPD Foundation Points to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report ... - Wall Street Journal

COPD Foundation Points to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report ... - Wall Street Journal | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
COPD Foundation Points to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report ...
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Care bundles reduce readmissions for COPD - Nursing Times

Care bundles reduce readmissions for COPD - Nursing Times | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
Care bundles reduce readmissions for COPD
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fifth leading cause of death in the UK (National Institute for Clinical Excellence, 2010).
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'Alternative reality' in dementia village

'Alternative reality' in dementia village | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
A dementia care home in the Netherlands is experimenting with a new way of treating patients by offering them an "alternative reality".
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Better Breathing is Possible for People Living with COPD - Gilroy Dispatch

Better Breathing is Possible for People Living with COPDGilroy Dispatch(BPT) - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., taking one life every four minutes.1 More than 26 million Americans have...
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Monell Chemical Senses Center

Monell Chemical Senses Center | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
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Does the nose really know?

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Dust exposure penalty for company director | AirQualityNews

Dust exposure penalty for company director | AirQualityNews | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
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It's appropriate for leaders or managers who put their employees or citizens at risk to be subject to legal consequences.

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Better Nutrition Magazine :: Supplements, Nutrition, Recipes, Personal Care :: Columns :: Ask the Naturopath

Better Nutrition Magazine :: Supplements, Nutrition, Recipes, Personal Care :: Columns :: Ask the Naturopath | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
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Exercise therapy helps those needing pulmonary rehab

Exercise therapy helps those needing pulmonary rehab | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
Q: My doctor has recommended pulmonary rehabilitation for my COPD. What will this involve?
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Vitamin C eases muscle fatigue in COPD patients - Food Consumer

Vitamin C eases muscle fatigue in COPD patients - Food Consumer | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
Vitamin C eases muscle fatigue in COPD patients Food Consumer Saturday Nov 9, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- Intravenous (IV) infusions of vitamin C can help relieve the skeletal muscle fatigue in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
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This study may lend support for dietary changes which involve including more foods high in antioxidants and Vitamin C.

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Ibuprofen vs. emphysema? UNMC leads national study - HealthCanal.com

Ibuprofen vs. emphysema? UNMC leads national study - HealthCanal.com | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
Ibuprofen vs. emphysema? UNMC leads national study
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"Recent evidence indicates lung repair processes are diminished in COPD, partly due to increased levels of prostaglandin E.
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Telehealth technologies reduce mortality rates | SmartPlanet

Telehealth technologies reduce mortality rates | SmartPlanet | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it

Patients using home healthcare technologies have lower mortality rates, fewer emergency admissions, and shorter hospital stays, according to a UK Department of Health clinical study.

The goal of the Whole System Demonstrators program was to provide evidence for the adoption of ‘telemonitoring technologies’ – tech to help people manage/monitor their own health from home. Doing this remotely helps them maintain their independence, potentially easing the financial burden of institutional care for the chronically ill.

Telehealth service – aimed at helping people manage their long term health conditions at home – uses equipment to monitor vital signs, which are then automatically transmitted to a clinician.

This study was conducted with 6,191 patients over a 2-year period – it’s the world’s largest randomized control trial of telehealth.

Here come the stats! According to the report’s early findings, if used correctly, telehealth delivers:

45% reduction in mortality rates
15% reduction in accident and emergency department visits
20% reduction in emergency admissions
14% reduction in elective admissions
14% reduction in bed days
The telehealth products examined here include: a blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter to measure blood oxygen levels and heart rate, weight scales, blood glucometer for blood sugar levels, and a spirometer to measure the volume of air inhaled and exhaled by lungs.

For example, the study selected a remote patient management system called Motiva from Philips (pictured). The system analyzes vital signs via monitoring devices wirelessly linked to the patient’s TV. Anomalies are transmitted through broadband to healthcare professionals, so patients receive early alerts that allow them to take certain steps before their condition worsens.

It was offered to 550 heart failure, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and diabetes patients. The system would cost the healthcare system up to £80 ($125) per month per patient – compared to £2700 ($4200) for admitting a patient to a hospital, according to Philips.

The program was funded by the Department of Health, and the initial results were released earlier this week.


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COPD linked to an increased risk of sleep disturbances

COPD linked to an increased risk of sleep disturbances | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
COPD doubles the risk of insomnia symptoms including nocturnal awakenings   COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard
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COPD and women [Infographic] - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

COPD and women [Infographic] - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
COPD and women [Infographic] - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Results of a recent survey administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that women currently diagnosed with COPD outnumber men by almost...
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Patients give a thumbs-up to videoconferencing for COPD, diabetes education

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Harmonicas Ease COPD Blues - Austin News

Harmonicas Ease COPD Blues - Austin News | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it
Harmonicas Ease COPD Blues
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AUSTIN (KXAN) - The harmonica: You can carry it easily in your pocket. You can impress your friends with it. It is the only instrument you can use to produce music by breathing into it or out through it.
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Breakfast sandwiches constrict blood flow within hours of eating: study

Breakfast sandwiches constrict blood flow within hours of eating: study | Pulmonary Rehab | Scoop.it

Talk about fast food - eat just one of those popular restaurant breakfast sandwiches and your body will be feeling the effects before noon.

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