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  1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Latest Information About SARS

    The following health organizations are tracking and studying severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Their Web sites contain the most up - to - date information, including advice for travelers.The World Health Organization (WHO) offers information about the status of the disease around the world, including summaries of research meetings and an archive of articles about the SARS outbreak of 2003.

  2. COPD and Portable Oxygen Therapy

    Using oxygen therapy does not have to make you housebound. Try these tips for using portable oxygen to get out and about.

  3. Inhaled Relief: How COPD Devices Work

    Although there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inhaled medications can reduce COPD symptoms. Get the facts about inhalers and nebulizers.

  4. Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD

    If you have COPD -- or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- can do for you.

  5. Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Colds

    Catching colds when you have a chronic lung disease like COPD or emphysema can lead to serious respiratory infections. Learn more from WebMD about preventing and treating colds.

  6. COPD: Tracking Diet and Treatments

    Here is a chart people with COPD as well as caretakers can use to ensure the best possible management of COPD.

  7. When a Cold Becomes Bronchitis

    What should you do when a cold turns into bronchitis, also called a chest cold? Find out when you can treat it at home and when you need to see your doctor.

  8. Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. Get the facts about sarcoidosis from WebMD.

  9. Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68) - Topic Overview

    What is an enterovirus 68 infection?Enterovirus 68 is an infection in the lungs and breathing passages (respiratory system). It is caused by a virus called enterovirus 68 (EV-D68). This is one of many kinds of enteroviruses.Enterovirus infections usually cause mild, cold-like symptoms. But an enterovirus 68 infection can be more serious, especially in people with breathing problems such as asthma.What are the symptoms of an enterovirus 68 infection?Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68) can cause mild to severe cold- or flu-like symptoms.Typical symptoms may include:Fever.Runny nose.Sneezing.Cough.Body and muscle aches.Severe symptoms may include:Wheezing and trouble breathing.How is enterovirus 68 diagnosed?If your doctor thinks that you may have an enterovirus 68 (EV-D68) infection, he or she will do a physical exam and ask you questions about your symptoms and past health. Your doctor may do a blood test to detect enterovirus 68. It may take some time to get the results. You may get treated

  10. Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68) - Care for yourself

    How do you treat your respiratory infection at home?Take an over-the-counter medicine for fever or pain, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve). Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.Be careful when taking over-the-counter cold or flu medicines and Tylenol at the same time. Many of these medicines have acetaminophen, which is Tylenol. Read the labels to make sure that you are not taking more than the recommended dose. Too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be harmful.Before you use cough and cold medicines, check the label. These medicines may not be safe for people with certain health problems.Do not smoke or allow others to smoke around you.Get extra rest. Slow down just a little from your usual routine. You don't need to stay home in bed, but try not to expose others to your illness.When to call a doctorCall anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if: You have severe trouble

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