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  1. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection - Prevention

    Information on how to avoid catching respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.

  2. Traveling With Oxygen - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home

  3. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) - Topic Overview

    What is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)? Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a lung problem. It happens when fluid builds up in the lungs,causing breathing failure and low oxygen levels in the blood. ARDS is life-threatening,because it keeps organs like the brain and kidneys from getting the oxygen they need to work. ARDS occurs most often in people who are being treated ...

  4. Pleurisy - Overview

    Is this topic for you?This topic provides information about pleurisy, which usually results in chest pain. If you have chest pain that concerns you and that your doctor does not know about, see the topic Chest Pain.What is pleurisy?Pleurisy is swelling (inflammation) of the thin layers of tissue (pleura) covering the lungs and the chest wall. The outer layer of the pleura lines the inside of the .

  5. Fran's Story: Finding Support When You Have COPD - Fran's story

    I was so scared when the doctor told me I had emphysema. I was afraid to go anywhere or do anything. I plunged into a big black hole of depression. Someone told me to go online and hook up with a support group. I did,and it literally changed my life. I was pretty shy at first,and all I did was read what everyone else was writing. Then one day I was having trouble with the company that ...

  6. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

    Information on pulmonary embolism, the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung.

  7. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Prevention

    The best way to prevent the development and worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is to not smoke. Other airway irritants (such as air pollution, chemical fumes, and dust) also can make COPD worse, but they are far less important than smoking in causing the disease. Stopping smoking is especially important if you have low levels of the protein alpha1 - antitrypsin. People who .

  8. Pulmonary Embolism - Other Treatment

    Learn how vena cava filters may be used in treating pulmonary embolism.

  9. Pulmonary Embolism - Prevention

    Daily use of anticoagulant medicines may help prevent recurring pulmonary embolism by stopping new blood clots from forming and stopping existing clots from growing.

  10. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection - What Happens

    Learn how respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections unfold.

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