Monthly Archives: September 2012

“The Flu”

“The Flu”   Flu is also called influenza. It is a type of germ (virus) that can get into the nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms may include: sudden fever, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, red or itchy eyes and dry cough. You may also feel tired or weak. There are Read More…

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Surgery for COPD

Surgery for COPD   COPD is a term used by physicians to describe two different diseases- emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Only a small number of patients however, have the type of COPD that will benefit from surgery. The major types of surgery for COPD are bullectomy, lung volume reduction (LVRS) and lung transplantation. Emphysema (not Read More…

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