Lungs, Breathing & Allergies

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How Much Do You Know About Fall Allergies?

Tags: allergies, fall, seasonal allergies

If fall means sneezing, wheezing and suffering for you, you can start to find relief for allergies by knowing the facts. Test your knowledge in this quiz.


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Want to Quit Smoking? Acupuncture Can Help You With Cravings

Tags: acupuncture, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

For smokers who want to quit, acupuncture can help ease withdrawal symptoms. Acupuncture be used on its own to ease cravings or it can be used as part of a larger effort to support tobacco cessation.


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Don’t Smoke? You Could Still Get Lung Cancer

Tags: cancer, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Awareness month, lung cancer surgery, lung disease, lung transplant, lungs, quit smoking, smokeout, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

Although cigarette smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer, people who don’t smoke also die from the disease. Here’s why lung cancer is everyone's health concern.


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Sinus Infections That Don’t Quit: When You Should Worry

Tags: antibiotics, colds, sinus, sinusitis

Sinus infections generally just need liquids and rest to resolve. But in rare cases, things could turn serious. That's why it's important to keep your doctor looped in, especially if symptoms last more than seven to 10 days.


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Feeling Short of Breath? You May Have Asthma

Tags: asthma, asthma attack, asthmatic, breathing machine, exercise-induced asthma

If you have a lingering cough or cold, wheezing or shortness of breath, you may have asthma. It's a good idea to see your doctor, get tested and improve your quality of life.


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What You Need to Know about Virus Sweeping the Midwest

Tags: asthma, cold, cough, news, wash hands

A rare virus similar to the common cold is infecting U.S. children across the Midwest and West. While the virus is not deadly, some children are at risk for developing serious problems.


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New Research: E-Cigs Safer Alternative to Regular Cigarettes

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

The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has outpaced available scientific data. Now, a new analysis supports e-cigs as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes.


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Salt Debate, Techy Moms and Other News of the Week

Tags: colon cancer, growing pains of parenting, lung transplant, news, salt, vitamin D, vitamins and supplements

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.


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How “Lung Washing” Helps Patients Breathe Again (Video)

Tags: innovation, lung disease, PAP, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

The lung disease pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) leaves people gasping for air and relying on oxygen. But there’s hope for cleaner airways through a “lung washing” procedure.


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4 Questions You May Have About Scleroderma

Tags: interstitial lung disease, lung disorders, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, scleroderma, skin, skin care

Scleroderma is a rare disease of the autoimmune system that many people haven’t heard of. Yet recognizing the symptoms can help you get treatment faster – and provide the best chance for a successful outcome.