BONE HEALTH: The Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association said 8.1 percent of people aged 50 or older experience osteoporosis, but the prevalence among women is higher at 10 percent By Lee I-chia / Staff reporter Many elderly people aged 65 years or older might experience hip fractures when they fall down, but getting surgery would not be […]

NEWARK — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will launch of a new associate degree of applied science program in respiratory therapy technology. The program is pending accreditation confirmation, but classes are expected to begin this autumn at the Newark campus, with an application deadline of June 15. COTC has branch campuses in Coshocton, Mount Vernon […]

NEWARK – Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is launching a new applied science associate degree program in respiratory therapy technology. The program is awaiting confirmation of accreditation, but classes are expected to begin this fall on the Newark campus, with an application deadline of June 15. COTC has branch campuses in Coshocton, Mount Vernon and […]

Respiratory Care Credentialing Board funds scholarships to increase the number of respiratory therapists in the United States 2024 Scholarship Photo RTs are a vital part of the healthcare team! Scholarship monies can be used to purchase practice exams, support activities for the recruitment or retention of students, or to purchase classroom teaching equipment, to name […]

BMC Pulmonary Medicine calls for submissions to our Collection on cough sensitivity and chronic cough. Chronic cough remains a long-lasting and burdensome condition affecting a significant portion of the global population across all ages. Excessive coughing can significantly affect physical and mental health – it can disrupt daily life, leading to sleep disturbances, fatigue, and […]

Watan-The Hebrew media continued to monitor the extent of the losses suffered by the Israeli army in the war it is waging on the Gaza Strip, amidst ground battles punctuated by strikes launched by the Palestinian resistance against the occupation forces. In this context, the Israeli Sheba Medical Center conducted a new study revealing that […]

The global medical dynamometer market is experiencing rapid expansion, driven by the rising prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and the growing emphasis on physical rehabilitation. Advanced technologies such as wireless connectivity and real-time data monitoring are enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of muscle strength assessment, fueling market growth. Additionally, increasing awareness about proactive healthcare management is […]

Our Borderplex community has a new pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist who plans to enhance lung disease screening protocols and programs to benefit patients and the future physicians who will care for them. Sheldon Rao, M.D., is seeing patients at the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso at Alberta clinic and has also joined […]

Introduction The high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) has become an essential non-invasive oxygen therapy device. Recently, it has been used widely in clinical settings as a non-invasive respiratory support method to improve oxygenation in adult patients.1 HFNC has several advantages over conventional low-flow devices (eg, nasal cannula or simple face masks): enhanced patient comfort, increased humidification, […]

Worldwide, approximately 20% of adolescents aged 13 to 15 years who don’t smoke are susceptible to cigarette use, including 20.4% of boys and 19.4% of girls, researchers reported in Pediatrics. The study estimated nonsmoking adolescents’ susceptibility to cigarette smoking worldwide, using data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) from 2010 to 2020 and trends […]

Global Info Research announces the release of the report “Global Rehabilitation Healthcare Assistive Robot Market 2024 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2030” . This report provides a detailed overview of the market scenario, including a thorough analysis of the market size, sales quantity, average price, revenue, gross margin and market share.The report […]

Smoking was once considered to be a style statement in the form of cigars and hookahs as shown in various Hollywood and Bollywood movies. Though a statutory warning flashes with every such picture depicting smoking but unfortunately it is still increasing. The chemicals and toxins in tobacco smoke damage the delicate tissues of your lungs, […]

Udine mourns the tragic and sudden death of Sara Picotti, a 31-year-old social health worker A bad cough, the tests and the terrible diagnosis. Only a month later, the tragic epilogue that no one could have imagined just a few weeks earlier. Udine and the whole of Friuli Venezia Giulia are shocked to learn the […]

SINGAPORE – Shipyard engineer Jaime Mendoza, 57, suffered a stroke in September 2020. The stroke affected his brain and his ability to breathe, so Mr Mendoza was given a tracheostomy, where a tube is inserted into his windpipe to allow air into his lungs. He was kept in the intensive care unit (ICU) for about […]

Ministers are being urged to roll out a better testing regime for one of the country’s biggest killers, with the most recent figures showing death rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease more than three times higher in some of the most deprived areas of the country. More than 20,000 people a year in England die […]

A review of available data on the role of exercise in myasthenia gravis (MG) is drawing attention to gaps in evidence, as well as suggestions for priorities in future research. Outside of the general benefits of physical activity, the impact of exercise on various disorders, including neuromuscular disorders like MG, has been explored. In this […]

Hospital-At-Home Market to reach over USD 514.08 billion by the year 2031 – Exclusive Report by InsightAce Analytic InsightAce Analytic Pvt. Ltd. announces the release of a market assessment report on the “Global Hospital-At-Home Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Products (Therapeutic, Testing, Screening And Monitoring Products, And Mobility Care Products), Services (Skilled […]

In 2024, pulmonary rehabilitation turned 50.1 Yet even after being around for half a century and documenting consistent improvements in patient outcomes, pulmonary rehabilitation “remains underused and underresourced,” according to the 2023 American Thoracic Society (ATS) clinical guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation.2 Pulmonary rehabilitation “reduces dyspnea; increases exercise capacity; improves health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and […]

Nurse Teresa Giamboy, administrative director for Jefferson Health Northeast, spoke at last week’s East Torresdale Civic Association meeting, specifically addressing Jefferson Torresdale’s advanced lung care program. Giamboy told the crowd that insurance covers lung care screenings for people ages 50-80 who are current or former smokers and show no signs or symptoms of lung cancer. […]

Multiple treatable traits (TTs) were found to be highly prevalent in patients with COPD/advanced emphysema who were eligible for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) using endobronchial valves (EBV), according to study findings published in Respiratory Medicine. Investigators in The Netherlands conducted a prospective multicenter randomized controlled trial (the SoLVE study; Identifier: NCT03474471) to explore […]