9 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Respiratory Image1 - 9 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore From the Respiratory Staff at Corner Medical

Pain, fever, shortness of breath — when are these a temporary bother or something much worse?

By  Beth Howard

You wake up one morning with a fever. Or maybe you have a really bad neck ache. How do you know if a symptom is serious or not? “The things that we doctors are most concerned about are new symptoms that develop quickly, rather than things that develop over a long period of time,” says Keith L. Black, M.D., chair of neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (more…)

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Heat and exercise: Keeping cool in hot weather

Respiratory Image1 - Heat and exercise: Keeping cool in hot weather From the Respiratory Staff at Corner Medical

Stay safe during hot-weather exercise by drinking enough fluids, wearing proper clothing and timing your workout to avoid extreme heat.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Whether you’re running, playing a pickup game of basketball or going for a power walk, take care when the temperatures rise. If you exercise outdoors in hot weather, use these common-sense precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. (more…)

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Number One Hospital In America, Mayo Clinic, Offers Top Ten CPAP Tips

Respiratory Image1 - Number One Hospital In America, Mayo Clinic, Offers Top Ten CPAP Tips From the Respiratory Staff at Corner Medical

January 14, 2015 14:01

Even ardent CPAP supporters admit that compliance requires education and commitment. The #1 hospital in America (Mayo Clinic), as ranked by U.S. News and World Report magazine, recently underscored the importance of proper CPAP preparation with a list of “10 common CPAP problems and what you can do about them.” (more…)

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Water: How much should you drink every day?

Respiratory Image1 - Water: How much should you drink every day? From the Respiratory Staff at Corner Medical

From www.mayoclinic.org

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Water is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids.

How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question with no easy answers. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live. (more…)

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10 Winter Skin Care Tips

Respiratory Image1 - 10 Winter Skin Care Tips From the Respiratory Staff at Corner Medical

The weather outside may be unsightly, but your skin doesn’t have to be. How to banish dry skin and give your winter skin care regimen a boost.

By Susan Davis

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

WebMD Feature

For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed). (more…)

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ESSENTIAL OUTDOOR SUN SAFETY TIPS FOR WINTER

Respiratory Image1 - ESSENTIAL OUTDOOR SUN SAFETY TIPS FOR WINTER From the Respiratory Staff at Corner Medical

From the Skin Cancer Foundation

Winter sports enthusiasts are at increased risk for overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The combination of higher altitude and UV rays reflected by the snow puts skiers and snowboarders at an increased risk of sun damage, and ultimately skin cancer. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are associated with sun exposure. (more…)

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Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep

Respiratory Image1 - Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep From the Respiratory Staff at Corner Medical

You’re not doomed to toss and turn every night. Consider simple tips for better sleep, from setting a sleep schedule to including physical activity in your daily routine.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

mayoclinic.org

Feeling crabby lately? Or simply worn out? Perhaps the solution is better sleep.

Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep — from pressure at work and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as layoffs, relationship issues or illnesses. It’s no wonder that quality sleep is sometimes elusive. (more…)

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Electronic Cigarettes – Where Do You Stand?

Respiratory Image1 - Electronic Cigarettes - Where Do You Stand? From the Respiratory Staff at Corner Medical

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) both weighed in recently on e-cigarettes.

The cardiologists of the AHA spoke out Monday, August 25th and urged that e-cigarettes be subject to the same laws that currently apply to tobacco products. Their recommendations included a government ban on the sales and marketing of e-cigarettes to young people. (more…)

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Eat Less Sodium: Quick tips

Respiratory Image1 - Eat Less Sodium: Quick tips From the Respiratory Staff at Corner Medical

We hear it all the time- too much sodium in our diets is not healthy for us; but for people with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), it is especially detrimental because salt can cause a buildup of fluid, making it harder to breathe.

We found this article www.Healthfinder.gov and wanted to share it, because it really simplifies ways to reduce the amount of sodium in our diets. (more…)

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