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2012-10-01 23:02:29

New York Rehabilitation program passes extensive accreditation process, recognized as leader in the field of rehabilitative care Mt. Kisco, New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Northern Westchester Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The Mt. Kisco Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiovascular...

2012-09-18 18:40:31

In the first clinical trial to demonstrate an effective treatment for constant, disabling cough among people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that taking thalidomide significantly reduced the cough and improved quality of life. Results of their study are scheduled to be published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Sept. 18 in an article titled "Thalidomide for the Treatment of Cough in Idiopathic Pulmonary...

2012-08-09 10:34:38

Tai Chi can be used as an effective form of exercise therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new findings. The research, which was published online today (XX August 2012) ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests that this form of exercise can improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD and may be as beneficial as pulmonary rehabilitation. It is well known that moderate forms of exercise can help COPD...

2012-05-22 05:21:53

( Ivanhoe Newswire) — Bones are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. As you age you can lose bone faster than you make bone. Now, a new study says male patients with pulmonary disease have a higher prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis. "While post-menopausal women are routinely screened for osteoporosis, men are not," Kathleen Ellstrom, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Veterans...

2012-05-22 02:34:59

Pulmonary rehabilitation and improvement in exercise capacity significantly improve survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study from the UK. "While the short- and medium-term benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients have been shown, its effects on survival have not been studied," said lead author Johanna Williams, MSc, a researcher at the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust....

2012-05-21 09:52:02

There is a very high prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis among male patients with pulmonary disease, according to a new study from researchers in California. "While post-menopausal women are routinely screened for osteoporosis, men are not," said Kathleen Ellstrom, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Veterans Administration Loma Linda Healthcare System. "The high prevalence of bone disease we found in male...

2011-08-02 12:17:40

COPD is 3rd leading cause of death in the US and 4th leading cause of death worldwide The American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and European Respiratory Society (ERS) today released a joint clinical practice guideline on diagnosing and treating stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP's flagship journal. ACP convened the four organizations, which represent more than...

2011-05-17 13:16:02

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to increase physical activity on a day-to-day basis when exercises classes are combined with a confidence-building program, according to researchers from Michigan and Illinois. Those improvements, however, are only short-term and patients return to their original levels of activity once the confidence-building program ends, the study found. The results of the study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International...

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2011-05-17 09:26:05

According to a new study conducted by researchers in Connecticut, the Wii Fitâ“ž¢ offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) an effective workout "“ and one that, because it is enjoyable, patients are more likely to use. "Our study showed that COPD patients exercised at a relatively high percent of their maximum during three to five minutes of specified Wii Fitâ“ž¢exercises, indicating the...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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