Traveling Tales – January 2010

Traveling Tales  Accessible Valentine’s Day Travel Get-Aways In case you use a wheelchair or scooter, Elizabeth Paul from Oregon has some suggestions where you and your sweetie can go out for Valentine’s Day! They are from Cindy Harrington of www.barrierfreetravels.com for Wheelers and Slow Walkers: Located just outside Columbia, Maryland, the Inn at Peralynna (tel.…

Quit Smoking for Good! – January 2010

Quit Smoking for Good!  A lady came into the hospital with an acute respiratory problem after having smoked for over 60 years. When asked if she smoked, she answered, yes, but I quit yesterday when I was admitted, expecting that statement would make her condition go away. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. Even when…

Respiratory News – January 2010

Respiratory News    In a project that will help understand the causes of lung disease, researchers at the University of Western Australia have identified five common genetic variations which affect lung function. Good news for those with Alpha One Emphysema, an inherited form of the disorder, a new type of gene therapy may help stop…

Benefits of Exercise – January 2010

Benefits of Exercise Shortness of breath during exercise isn’t a matter of air supply as much as blood supply to the muscles. When you exercise, the heart pumps more blood, the lungs take in more air to meet the muscles’ increased oxygen demands. During an unaccustomed increase in activity, the heart and lungs temporarily can’t…