Respiratory News – March 2014

Respiratory News To keep up on the latest pulmonary news, click on the link on the home page of www.pulmonarypaper.org. Stay active! A Spanish study shows people  with   COPD who decreased their activities or did not exer- cise at all were associated with a subsequent increase in hospitalizations for exacerbation (worsening) of their disease. The…

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month – March 2014

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Sarcoidosis is a disease of inflammation and fibrosis (scarring) that can affect almost any organ in the body, the lungs are the most frequently involved. The scarring and inflammation associated with sarcoidosis may involve other organs including the skin, eyes, heart, kidneys, and occasionally, the nervous system. The cause of…

Try and Relax! – March 2014

Try and Relax! The JAMA Internal Medicine published a review that found meditation may be as effective as taking anti-depressants in helping to reduce anxiety, depression and pain. Meditation is focusing 100% of your attention in one area. It takes practice  to clear your mind of your worries and concerns. It will also be a…

Breathing … Rehab Style – March 2014

Breathing … Rehab Style Love stories are like that … A heart flutters Smiles brighten And songs speak Of “taking one’s breath away.” A sure sign of true love And long marriages And love stories Bringing hope Of life’s happy endings COPD is not quite like that … Oxygen tanks and hoses Scar tissue, damaged…