When Are You Most Contagious?

You’re feeling cruddy, and you don’t want other people to share your misery. To avoid spreading a cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, Strep throat or stomach virus, follow these guidelines for healthy adults.

That Cozy Fire Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

When the weather outside turns frightful, there’s nothing cozier than a warm, crackling blaze in the hearth. But a wood-burning fire in your fireplace can cause health problems, especially if you or a family member has a history of lung disease. Numerous scientific studies report potentially serious adverse health effects when you breathe in smoke from … Read More

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Tiny Coils Help COPD Patients to Breathe Easier

Doctors and researchers are testing a new procedure that doesn’t involve surgery to help patients with a devastating lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which encompasses a group of conditions, is permanent lung damage that gets worse over time. The two most prevalent forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with … Read More

Grandma Was A Health Hacker (Infographic)

Good ol’ Grandma. The sound of her kindly voice alone could make you feel better when you were sick. But not all of Grandma’s old-time remedies — health hacks, if you will — stand up to close scientific scrutiny. In fact, some are downright silly. Let’s have a look at Grandma’s medicine chest and see … Read More

Coping With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a respiratory illness that progressively damages the lungs. Approximately 23 million men and women in the United States have COPD. COPD takes two forms: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both cause airway blockage, resulting in shortness of breath, chest tightness, a chronic productive cough and/or wheezing. Laboring to breathe … Read More