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Overweight and Obese More Vulnerable to Asthma
They breathe in more air than do normal-weight persons, exposing them to more air pollutants and making them more vulnerable to asthma and other pulmonary diseases.
Respiratory Diagnoses Missed, Alzheimer Biomarkers, and More
In the news: respiratory disease underdiagnosed, Alzheimer biomarkers, Crohn disease microbiome, migraine device, sleep apnea and diabetes.
Phytoestrogens May Ease Wheezing Asthma, Allergy
A simple way to prevent asthma or treat wheezing may be to eat flaxseed or take some kind of probiotic.
Shortness of Breath Sends Patients to the ED
Several related health concerns—including asthma, pericarditis, and pneumonia—are treatable within the primary care office.
Low Vitamin A Boosts GI, Respiratory Disease in Children
A link was found between low vitamin A levels and the incidence of diarrhea with vomiting and cough with fever.
Obesity, Lung Disease, Alcohol Dependence: Take the Quiz
Obesity/respiratory infections; lung disease/cognitive function; Q&A/alcohol dependence. Why are these pairs linked? Get 3 answers plus 2 more questions in this week’s quiz, here.
Inhale, Exhale: A Respiratory Disease Photo Quiz
Primary care physicians treat the majority of patients with respiratory diseases, where diagnosis often depends on early recognition of suggestive symptoms. This week’s photo quiz offers several presentations to test your knowledge.
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