Lungs, Breathing & Allergies

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Don’t Stifle That Sneeze! You Could Get Hurt

Tags: allergies, allergy, sinus, sneezing

Clamping your nostrils and mouth shut during a sneeze might avoid disturbing others. But it could damage your eardrums or sinuses or cause an ear infection.

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New Standard Lung Screening Could Save Your Life

Tags: CT scan, health screenings, innovations, lung disease, lung disorders, lungs

In 2012, a National Lung Screening Trial showed evidence in favor of using low-dose computed tomography to detect lung cancer early. In 2014, the CT scan has become the standard of care.

frozen pollen

Wetter Winter This Year Could Spell Allergy Woes

Tags: allergies, allergy, seasonal allergies, tips for winter weather, winter

Lots of snow fell this past winter, which means there's lots of water in the ground. That can set the stage for a bad allergy season.

beach vacation

Best Ways to Prevent Your Allergies on Vacation

Tags: allergies, allergy, food allergies, pets, pollen, travel tips, vacation

The best time of year to take a vacation is often the best time to catch a big whiff of pollen and get sidelined. Find practical tips for traveling with allergies, whether due to pollen, pets, dust food or bees.

man with his nose in the grass

New Pill Can Take the Place of Allergy Shot

Tags: allergies, allergy, FDA, medical innovations, pollen

Sometime soon, people with severe hay fever will be able to take a prescription pill -- rather than receive shots -- to control their symptoms. The FDA recently approved a drug for hay fever caused by certain grass pollens.

electronic cigarette

Electronic Cigarettes: Weighing in on a Popular Trend

Tags: cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, lung cancer, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for smoking cessation?

blue neti pot

Safe Neti Pot Use: 3 Tips

Tags: allergies, colds, nasal congestion, sinus, sinusitis, surgery

New research shows that cold solutions used in nasal irrigation after sinus surgery can cause bony growths in the sinuses. Doctors caution — use only room temperature solutions.

pretend capsule with hearts inside capsule

Step Forward in Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Tags: blood pressure, heart medication, pulmonary hypertension

Swiss pharmaceutical company Actelion gets FDA approval on new drug for use in treating Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension. Compared with earlier drugs, macitentan caused side effects in fewer patients.

If lung cancer it is detected in stage 1, lung cancer has a 80-85 percent cure rate. HealthHUb number from Cleveland Clinic

Lung Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives (Infographic)

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, COPD, healthhub number, infographic, lung cancer, smoking

When it comes to lung cancer, there are various diagnostic tests used to determine the stage as well as how stage 1 and 2 lung cancer are defined. The good news: If it is detected in stage 1, lung cancer has a high cure rate.

woman smoking

Greater Number of Diseases Now Attributed to Smoking

Tags: growing pains of parenting, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

The acting U.S. surgeon general says smoking is directly responsible for an even greater number of disease and illnesses, including diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancies.