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H1N1: Insights From ATS 2009

Christopher Lettieri, MD, shares insights from the H1N1 symposium presented at the annual American Thoracic Society meeting, May 2009.

Pneumonia May Be Sign of Lung Cancer

I don't want to be an alarmist, but if you or a loved one have had pneumonia recently, you might wish to talk to your doctor about a new study. Researchers

How to Cope With Being Short in Stature

People come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are happy with their bodies; others, including those considered "short," are not. They may have trouble finding clothes that fit them or can't reach certain items in the grocery store. While there may be disadvantages to being short, dwelling on th

Abnormal Respiration

Respiration is the process by which the body uses oxygen to convert food to energy. According to Case Western Medical School, the body must be able to control oxygen intake and rate of breathing in order to remain healthy. A variety of conditions can interfere with normal respiration. Abnormal respi

How to Elevate Pillows for Breathing Problems

The most common breathing problem during sleeping is snoring. According to, "snoring is caused by a narrowing of your airway, either from poor sleep posture or abnormalities of the soft tissues in your throat. A narrow airway gets in the way of smooth breathing and creates the soun