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    1. Oxygen Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

      Oxygen treatment increases the amount of oxygen that flows into the lungs and into the bloodstream, may improve shortness of breath, and prolongs survival of some people who have severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Oxygen treatment may be given using several delivery systems, including air concentrators, oxygen - gas cylinders, and liquid - oxygen devices.You do not have to stay a

    2. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - 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. Breathing Exercises: How to Use a Manual Incentive Spirometer ...

    3. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Symptoms

      Learn the symptoms of pulmonary embolism.

    4. COPD: Clearing Your Lungs

      COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a long-term illness that makes it hard to breathe, but learning to clear your lungs may help you save energy and oxygen, and help prevent lung infections.

    5. Lung Scan

      A lung scan is a nuclear scanning test that's usually used to detect a pulmonary embolism, which is blood clot that is preventing normal blood flow to part of a lung.

    6. Pneumonia - Cause

      Learn about viruses, bacteria, or (in rare cases) parasites or other organisms that cause pneumonia.

    7. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - Should I Be Tested?

      The decision to have the test is personal. You may have emotional, financial, and family reasons for taking or not taking the test.You may choose to have the test because:You have unexplained lung problems and want to know whether you have this condition.Other people in your family have AAT deficiency.Other people in your family have unexplained lung disease or liver disease.You want to take ...

    8. Pneumonia - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about acute bronchitis:What is acute bronchitis?How can I tell whether I have pneumonia or bronchitis?Getting treatment:Should I take antibiotics for acute bronchitis?When might antibiotics be used for bronchitis?Taking care of yourself:What can I do to relieve a cough?When do I need to see a doctor?When does my child need to see a doctor?

    9. Sputum Cytology

      Sputum cytology examines a sample of sputum (mucus) under a microscope to determine whether abnormal cells are present. Sputum is not the same as saliva. Sputum is produced in the lungs and in the airways leading to the lungs.

    10. Pneumonia - When To Call a Doctor

      The faster you get treatment, the faster you will get over pneumonia. This is especially true for the very young, for people older than 65, and for anyone with other long - lasting (chronic) health problems, such as asthma.

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