Blog Posts - Lung Disease



DEADLY WORK - Coal Miners

"Rate of black lung disease among miners may be 10 times higher than reported" PBS NewsHour 12/16/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Lung disease is a well-known deadly consequence of working in the coal industry.  But a new NPR study finds miners are su...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 19, 2016

Rise in Severe Black Lung Disease Cases

On Friday NPR reported that black lung disease may be 10 times more prevalent than we recently thought. New cases have been popping up in Appalachia and it seems the disease is on the rise again. New Cases of Black Lung Disease The new data shows tha...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Dec 17, 2016

Asbestos-related cancer costs Canadians billions

A first-ever estimate of the toll of asbestos-related cancers on society pegs the cost of new cases at $1.7-billion per year in Canada, and notes that is likely an under-estimate. The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma from work-related...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 13, 2016

The Acute Bronchitis and the Chronic Bronchitis

The acute bronchitis and the chronic bronchitis – You have already known that bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi (air passages to the lungs). The disease is usually mild and will eventually recover completely. Bronchitis usually occurs du...
by Health Information on Oct 19, 2015

Multiple Myeloma Drug Pomalyst Associated With Side Effects Risks Of Cardiac Failure, Interstitial Lung Disease, And Hepatotoxicity

In May 2015 The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency In UK Issued A Drug Safety Update; Will There Be Similar FDA Action? (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Pomalidomide (brand name: Pomalyst in the US; Imnovid in Europe) is a...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jun 3, 2015

Oats and how it helps your health

Oats are known as a natural preventative treatment for cancer and heart disease. But did you know that three portions of Oats per day can help our lungs and stave off respiratory disease.HubPages Forums...
by Natural cures on Feb 6, 2015

Xolair Asthma Drug Associated With Higher Rate Of Heart Attacks, Pulmonary Hypertension, Blood Clots Causing PEs And/Or DVTs, And Brain Blood Vessel Problems

Since FDA Early Communication About An Ongoing Safety Review Of Xolair Was Issued In 2009, The Agency Has Been Examining Xolair Safety Profile But FDA Is Still Unsure If This Drug Is Safe Or Not (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In late Sep...
by Drug Injury Watch on Oct 1, 2014

Self Observations: Severe Asthma and Endurance walking

Ive been doing endurance walks now for about 10 years, and because of the severity of my lung disease, I often experience significant symptom exacerbations afterwards. Well something quite unexpected and encouraging has happened recently during the p...
by Breathinstephen on Sep 13, 2014

Training update Aug 2014

Dang… I haven’t written one of the training updates in years. Trying to get in shape to do this race has been challenging to say the least. It’s been 3 years since Ive attempted something crazy like this and I almost forgot just how...
by Breathinstephen on Aug 21, 2014

Uh-oh… He’s at it again

Tell me that I can’t do something and it’s a pretty sure bet that I’ll find a way to prove you wrong. That’s pretty much the way Ive been feeling these past couple years, only it wasn’t other people telling me I couldn&#...
by Breathinstephen on Jun 22, 2014

Self Observations: FEV1 and Breathlessness

Always curious about things, earlier this week I did a series of FEV1 measurements on myself. I wanted to see if my dyspnea(shortness of breath)which waxes and wanes throughout the day, would correlate with my FEV1 readings. I took the first reading...
by Breathinstephen on May 14, 2014

Well-Known Mesothelioma Medical Doctor David Sugarbaker Moving From Brigham And Women’s Hospital To Lung Disease Center At Baylor College Of Medicine

A leader in the care of pleural mesothelioma, Dr. David Sugarbaker, will direct the mesothelioma clinical and research program at the Lung Institute, a new comprehensive lung disease center at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. From a March 24, 201...
by AsbestosHUB on Apr 21, 2014

Multaq: Increased Risks Of Side Effects, Including Death, Outweigh Any Benefits Say Researchers Who Reviewed Clinical Data

In Addition, They Are Highly Critical Of Relationship The Sanofi Aventis Drug Company Had With Those Doctors Who Developed Prescribing Guidelines (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) As we know, now, since being approved by the FDA in 2009 and...
by Drug Injury Watch on Mar 6, 2014

How Common Is Silicosis?

The incidence of silicosis is less common these days, since introduction of various occupational safety measures, in all industries, including industries handling silica dust. However, silicosis is still the most common occupational disease affecting...
by Health Blog on Feb 14, 2014

The True Cause Of Your Allergies

The True Cause Of Your AllergiesWhat's the True Cause of Your Allergies? Four Things You Didn't Expect It is estimated that one in every five Americans suffers from allergies — abnormal immune responses to common substances. Yes, the im...
by The Things Women Want on Aug 15, 2013

Is this a cure for Bronchiectasis

I am desperate to find a natural cure for Bronchiectasis and luckly came across this post which I am sure you will find interesting.My storyI am writing my story in the hope that it might help other sufferers of bronchiectasis or other chronic lung d...
by Natural cures on Jun 10, 2013

24 Hours in the life of an Asthmatic

Check out Kerri’s vlog post and follow us through a typical day living with asthma.
by Breathinstephen on May 31, 2013

How to run like a severe asthmatic, by Bill Swan

Saw this blog post by Bill Swan and liked it so much I just had to re-post it here. Bill provides us with a step by step instruction guide on how to run like a severe asthmatic. ( I think the photo says it all, don’t you?) Read more about Bill...
by Breathinstephen on May 14, 2013

Plan B

Yesterday I completed my final “test” walk in a series of trial walks that started a month ago to see if training for a future marathon might be doable. The plan was to do the Portland marathon this October ( my 3rd time) and then hopeful...
by Breathinstephen on May 6, 2013

Duke …aka snuggle bug

When it rains it pours. Our hearts have never been so broken for so long. Why does this keep happening to the ones that bring us so much joy. It’s barely been 4 weeks since Milo’s passing, and now this morning we had to put to asleep yet...
by Breathinstephen on Mar 14, 2013


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