Before I became a respiratory therapist, I thought that I knew how to breathe. I guess I just took it for granted that you inhale and exhale and that’s it. But it turns out that there are many breathing techniques that can help in various situations (i.e., stress, shortness of breath, and anxiety.) I will discuss just a few breathing techniques that we employ for our lung impaired patients, and some techniques that are used to help with stress or anxiety.
Year after year, it can be especially hard to come up with ideas for just the right present for everyone on that list. Let's look at some special holiday gifts that will let your loved ones know that you put thought into selecting their perfect gift. Here are some great and affordable gift ideas for everyone on your list. READ MORE.
With advances in cancer research, detection, and treatment options continue to grow. However, it is important to know some early warning signs that can signify cancer. Early detection and cancer care can make a significant difference in prognosis. Let’s take a closer look at the seven early warning signs of cancer. READ MORE.
Cystic Fibrosis primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. It is a genetic disorder of the CFTR gene, which helps water and salt pass through our cells. This defect causes thick, sticky mucous in the lungs, digestive tract, and other organs. Here are 7 tips for living with cystic fibrosis. READ MORE.
While it is common sense to limit calories, increase exercise, and get proper rest, losing weight with an underactive thyroid gland involves a few things that you may not have considered. Some foods can exacerbate thyroid symptoms. Let's take a look at the foods to avoid with hypothyroidism. READ MORE.