Lungs & Breathing

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Why a Wood-Burning Fireplace Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Burning wood in your fireplace all winter may feel nostalgic and keep you warm, but smoke from those fires can also cause health problems.

Jennetta Hawk

How Sharing System Resources Helped Save a Patient's Life

A pulmonary embolism patient was saved at UH St. John using medical equipment retrieved from UH Parma.

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Vaping May Be More Dangerous Than Cigarette Smoking, Studies Show

Some people take up vaping to avoid the health hazards of smoking cigarettes. But when it comes to your heart health, a pair of recent studies show e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as cigarettes made from tobacco.

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Vaping: Safe Alternative to Smoking or Hazardous to Your Health?

Recent reports have linked serious lung injury – and even deaths – to vaping. UH emergency room physician Benjamin Boswell, DO, explains how e-cigarettes cause illness and why people are coming to the ER after vaping.

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An Alternative to Lung Transplant for Emphysema-Related COPD

Smoking-related emphysema destroys large sections of lung tissue, leaving them essentially useless. The idea behind this treatment is almost counterintuitive, but can produce dramatic results for a certain group of people.

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Is It Safe To Vape If You're Pregnant?

Are e-cigarettes, a popular substitute for smoking tobacco, a safe alternative for women to use while pregnant? Learn whether vaping can harm your unborn child.

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The Dangers of Teen Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

Vaping can pose a serious health threat to children. Learn the facts about e-cigarettes and why parents should talk to their children about their potential dangers.

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Do You Have COPD? How to Tell

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also called COPD, is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases, primarily including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. How to tell if you have COPD.

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