COPD, Asthma or Both? Navigating Landmines in Correct Diagnosis, Treatment

COPD, Asthma or Both? Navigating Landmines in Correct Diagnosis, Treatment

By Annette M. Boyle CHICAGO – Your patient presents with wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. Is it asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or both? The diagnosis and decision about treatment are not so simple, however. In fact, they… Read More

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Better Treatments Sought for Bacteria Colonization in COPD Patients

Better Treatments Sought for Bacteria Colonization in COPD Patients

Symptoms Increase, Worsening Quality of Life By Annette M. Boyle BUFFALO, NY – Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) commonly have bacteria in their lungs. This has been considered inconsequential except during exacerbations, but now it seems that those… Read More

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‘Sailor of the Year’ Credits Others for Success at San Diego Naval Hospital

‘Sailor of the Year’ Credits Others for Success at San Diego Naval Hospital

By Steve Lewis SAN DIEGO – He may successfully lead a large department in a Navy hospital and he may have just received a highly significant award in recognition of that leadership, but if you ask Hospital Corpsman 1st Class… Read More

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Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”  ― Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) Like many Americans, I have been troubled with recent and often deadly clashes between police and African-American communities around… Read More

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