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Jaber Hassan, MD, of the Blount Memorial Sleep Health Center, says that recent advances in non-invasive ventilator support using BPAP or BiPAP systems have notably decreased patients’ with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) chances of needing an invasive ventilator.
A study to investigate the effects of acute beetroot juice ingestion on the exercise capacity of COPD patients shows some promise, but a larger clinical trial is needed to verify results.
The Obama administration wants half of all Medicare payments to physicians and hospitals in 2018 to be made through alternative payment models such as medical homes and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Airline passengers should add electronic cigarettes to the list of items that can’t be stored in their checked luggage.
US surgeon general Dr Vivek Murthy wants to know if e-cigarettes can indeed help tobacco cigarette smokers kick the habit.
The use of a sedation protocol did not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation compared with usual care among children suffering from acute respiratory failure.
The vast majority of those infected with measles during an outbreak at Disneyland in December were unvaccinated, but six of 52 cases had their measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and still managed to get infected.
Compared to normal sleepers who fell asleep quickly, people with insomnia who took more than 14 minutes to fall asleep during the day were three times as likely to have high blood pressure.
Ebola is not an airborne disease but a contagious disease scientist believes it’s “biologically possible” for the Ebola virus to spread through small droplets that could be inhaled.
Full recovery has eluded most children afflicted by a polio-like paralysis in 2014, and investigating scientists still contend that the rare enterovirus D68 is the key to solving the mystery.