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2008-06-17 09:00:09

MIAMI, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser has been selected as the top choice for respiratory fitness training by the L.A. Times. Jorge Brouwer, inventor of the most compact (4-inches) breathing exerciser, manufactures and markets the easy to use "Expand-A-Lung." *(PHOTO Link: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/08-0617-ExpandALung_72dpi.jpg) *(Photo Caption: Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser.) When asked about how his product's...

2008-06-14 18:00:06

By DAVE ANDERSON MOST people haven't heard of it, but it kills around 1,500 people in the North East each year and, sadly, our local area is one of the country's top 10 hotspots for a lung condition called COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). This is an umbrella term for conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema which kills around 30,000 nationwide. That's more than those who die of breast, prostate or colon cancer. Thanks to our industrial past, our smoking rates and...

2005-12-29 10:18:06

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pulmonary rehabilitation produces significant benefits for patients with advanced emphysema and plays an important role in the selection of patients for lung surgery, according to results of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial, or NETT. "The NETT highlights the important benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation -- as practiced in a large number of centers across the country -- as a standard of care for patients with advanced chronic lung...

2005-11-07 13:27:55

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increased education, improved self-management skills and enhanced follow-up components of pulmonary rehabilitation do not seem to lead to better health-related quality of life in compared with usual care without such extras, new research shows. Instead, other aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation, such as peer interactions and exercise, may be more essential to...

2005-07-01 15:55:00

Children's exposure to pre- and post-natal tobacco smoke carries a substantial risk for them to develop asthma and respiratory symptoms as adults, according to study results in the first issue for July 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's (ATS) peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Investigators conducted an 11-year community cohort study on the incidence of asthma and respiratory symptoms among a sample population in western Norway. The study included...


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