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    1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Exams and Tests

      Learn about tests for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

    2. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - 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. COPD: Learning to Breathe Easier

    3. Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home

      If you need oxygen therapy at home,it is important to learn how to use it and take care of your equipment. This information will help you get the most from your oxygen therapy. Key points Breathing extra oxygen can help you feel better and lead a more active life. You can travel even though you use oxygen,but you will need to plan ahead. Oxygen is a fire hazard. It is important to follow ...

    4. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

      What is healthcare-associated pneumonia? Healthcare-associated pneumonia (nosocomial pneumonia) is pneumonia that you get when you are in a hospital or nursing home. Experts generally consider it a more serious illness than pneumonia that people get in daily life (community-associated pneumonia). This is because the person with healthcare-associated pneumonia may already have a serious illness. ...

    5. Beta2-Agonists for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

      Drug details for Beta2-agonists for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    6. Pneumonia - Other Treatment

      In most cases of pneumonia in young, otherwise healthy people with strong immune systems, treatment can be done at home.

    7. Pneumonia - Topic Overview

      What is bronchitis?Bronchitis means that the tubes that carry air to the lungs (the bronchial tubes) are inflamed and irritated. When this happens, the bronchial tubes swell and produce mucus. This makes you cough.There are two types of bronchitis:Acute bronchitis usually comes on quickly and gets better after 2 to 3 weeks. Chronic bronchitis keeps coming back and can last a long time, especially in people who smoke. Chronic bronchitis means that you have a cough with mucus most days of the month for 3 months of the year and for at least 2 years in a row.This topic focuses on acute bronchitis. Both children and adults can get acute bronchitis.Most healthy people who get acute bronchitis get better without any problems. But it can be more serious in older adults and children and in people with other health problems, especially lung diseases such as asthma or COPD. Complications can include pneumonia and repeated episodes of severe bronchitis.What causes acute bronchitis?Acute

    8. Pneumonia - Topic Overview

      The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes an illness that usually resembles a moderate to severe cold and is very contagious. RSV most often resolves on its own and does not cause major health concerns.

    9. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - Topic Overview

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) does not necessarily reduce your desire for or your ability to have sex. Many people avoid having sex,however,because they are afraid of becoming short of breath. This can greatly add to feelings of guilt or low self-esteem as well as add to your stress level as you try to deal with a chronic disease. Decreased interest in sex is often attributed ...

    10. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Topic Overview

      What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of long - term (chronic) lung diseases that makes it hard to breathe. In COPD, airflow through the airways leading to and within the lungs (bronchial tubes) is partially blocked, resulting in difficulty breathing. As the disease gets worse, breathing becomes more difficult, and it may become hard

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