Health & Wellness
Lung Cancer: What Everyone Should Know About Screening Options
In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to help more Americans learn about this disease, we asked Dr. Andrea McKee what everyone should know about lung cancer screening.
Smoking Doesn't Control My Life Anymore. I Do.
I started smoking when I was 16 years old and continued for 38 years. I was recently asked how often I smoked, but the better question is “When didn’t I smoke?” I guess everyone has to sleep sometime.
A New (Smokefree) Life Ordered Up
I'm a flight nurse, a father of three daughters, divorced and I'm a smoker. I was looking pretty good until the last part. Actually I didn't even have to confess the last part, you probably smelled me long before you met me. Frankly I never tried quitting and never cared before now.
An Asthma Attack… at 140 MPH
It was the 74th running of the Grand Prix de Pau, my nerves at an all-time high as I got a pat on the head from my mechanic, followed by the call to start engines. The grid cleared and the start lights illuminated. 3, 2, 1, GO!! Racecar Driver TJ Fischer recounts the time he had an asthma attack…. at 140 MPH.
4 Ways to Reduce Your Flu Risk
High fever, cough, chills, sore throat, headache and body aches. Getting the flu is no fun. This contagious respiratory infection affects your whole body — including your nose, throat and lungs. But there are easy ways to reduce your risk for getting and spreading the flu. Follow these four tips:Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Run a Marathon When You Have Asthma? Yes, You Can.
While completing a marathon is a difficult feat for anyone, it can be especially challenging for those who suffer from a chronic respiratory disease. To learn more about what it’s like to run marathons as an individual who struggles with a respiratory issue, we spoke with Jeremy Deaton, an avid runner living and running with asthma.
Cigarettes Control Your Life, Not the Other Way Around
I smoked for over 40 years, and tried quitting several times with pills, patches and hypnosis. And then I had a heart attack, and the hospital really drilled into me to stop quitting and recommended the Freedom from Smoking program. It was the only thing that I hadn't tried before, and it was what finally worked.
Through Mulish Determination… and a Little Help From My Friends
I started smoking in my senior year of high school and continued to smoke for the next 45 years. I finally came to the conclusion that I couldn't quit smoking on my own.
From Three Packs a Day to Smokefree!
I first started smoking when I was in middle school. One or two cigarettes a day… then high school when my mother found out, I was allowed three a day. That was in the late 1960s when people didn’t know the consequences. It was “cool” to smoke; even advertised that way.
7 Things Everyone Should Know about Pulmonary Fibrosis
This September is Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness month. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a serious lung disease, but what exactly is it?Related Topic: Health & Wellness