- March 1st, 2013
Those with emphysema or chronic bronchitis (the two conditions that fall under COPD) need to take extra care in avoiding the flu this year. For COPD sufferers, breathing is difficult under the best conditions—add the flu (a respiratory viral infection) and those obstructed, inflamed airways make the task that much harder.
- January 1st, 2013
For years we have been reading about and recommending nasal washes for the maintenance of good health. We know that it makes sense to clean the body’s respiratory filter and to keep the cilia healthy so they can function well. Washing with saline solution removes offending particles caught in the nose, helping prevent allergic reactions and respiratory illnesses.Overcoming fears about nasal washingBy Hana R. Solomon, MD
- September 1st, 2012
Checking the owner’s manual on nearly any engine will reveal the need to keep its air filter clean.An ancient tradition offers modern reliefBy Craig Gustafson