Respiratory News-July-2011

    Respiratory News Annually changing flu vaccines may be a thing of the past when a single, near-universal flu vaccine becomes available! Scientists describe an antibody that, in animal tests, can prevent or cure infections from a broad variety of influenza viruses, including seasonal and potentially pandemic strains. The findings were published in the…

Medication News-July-2011

    Medication News The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave approval to a 75 mcg dosage of the inhaled drug, Indacaterol – a once-a-day, long-acting bronchodilator for treating COPD. Indacaterol is already sold in Europe under the brand name Onbrez Breezhaler at 150 mcg. It is scheduled to be available from Novartis in the…

Traveling News-July-2011

    Traveling News .Conference Highlights Concerns A recent conference on long term oxygen therapy brought health professionals together  to discuss the problems facing oxygen users today. One of the most common com- plaints the suppliers had was they feared their clients were trying to conserve their supply in tanks or battery time of portable…

Sharing the Health-July-2011

    Sharing the Health Nickolas, my 8-year- old grandson, is God’s gift to me to keep on living! We seem to radiate happiness from each other whenever we are together. I hope everyone is as at peace with themselves as I try to be.                     …

Ask Mark -July-2011

  Ask Mark Sally from Missouri asks Mark: I hope this is not too silly of a question but, if one side of your nose is totally stopped up, are you receiving only half the oxygen you are breathing in? Mark thinks, It’s possible. Meas- uring your oxygen saturation would determine if the oxygen flow…

Fibrosis File-July-2011

    Fibrosis File New Discovery May Lead to Treatments in PF Researchers at Duke University Medical Center discovered an invasive cell that leads to pul- monary fibrosis may be stopped by cutting off its supply of sugar. The results were published in a recent issue of Journal of Experimental Medicine. The Duke researchers identified…