Chronic Bronchitis

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A sudden illness or injury sometimes requires immediate care, and if it's a weekend, evening or your regular doctor isn't available, you might decide to go to the emergency department for treatment. In fact, a study conducted ...

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CDC reveals top 5 causes of death

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E-cigarettes may harm teens' lung health

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing dramatically, and public health experts are concerned that these devices may be a gateway to smoking. Now, new research indicates that even if these young e-cigarette users do not ...

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Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that high doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents.

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Can you smell through your lungs?

It was always thought that olfactory receptors' sole bodily function was to smell, and could only be found inside a nose. But now a new study, published in Frontiers in Physiology, has found two olfactory receptors in human ...

Nov 03, 2016
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Chronic bronchitis is a chronic inflammation of the bronchi (medium-size airways) in the lungs. It is generally considered one of the two forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is defined clinically as a persistent cough that produces sputum (phlegm) and mucus, for at least three months per year in two consecutive years.

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