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    1. Picture of the Trachea

      WebMD's Trachea Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the trachea. Learn about its function, location, and conditions that affect the trachea.

    2. Picture of the Lungs

      WebMD's Lungs Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the lungs. Learn about lung function, problems, location in the body, and more.

    3. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Topic Overview

      All cases of tuberculosis (TB) are reported to the local or state health department,because the disease can spread to others and cause outbreaks. Major health authorities keep track of TB outbreaks and encourage early testing for people who are at risk for the disease. The CDC recommends TB testing for people who: 1 Have a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or another condition that ...

    4. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Overview

      What is SARS?Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a recently identified respiratory illness that first infected people in parts of Asia, North America, and Europe in late 2002 and early 2003. SARS is caused by a previously unknown type of coronavirus, a family of viruses that often cause mild to moderate upper respiratory illness, such as the common cold. This virus is known as SARS - CoV.

    5. 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.

    6. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Topic Overview

      Splenectomy is surgery to remove the spleen. The spleen gets rid of old and damaged red blood cells. Red blood cells may be damaged by a health condition,such as thalassemia or sickle cell disease. When the blood cells pass through the spleen,they are often destroyed. This can leave the body with too few red blood cells. Some people have their spleen removed to keep from losing too many ...

    7. Sputum Culture

      A sputum culture is a test to detect and identify bacteria or fungi that are infecting the lungs or breathing passages. Sputum is a thick fluid produced in the lungs and in the airways leading to the lungs.

    8. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Topic Overview

      Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) occurs when the bacteria are resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin. This means that these medicines are unable to kill the bacteria. The reasons antibiotic resistance occurs include: Medicine treatment failure. Failure to complete the entire course of treatment is the major cause of multidrug-resistant TB. If all of the medicines prescribed are ...

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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