Lungs & Breathing

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Christine Ash enjoys the outdoors

New Innovation Holds Promise in Fighting Lung Cancer

Christine Ash struggled with recurring lung cancer for nearly 20 years. After her doctor identified a concerning spot in her lung, in a tricky place that would traditionally be difficult to reach, new technology was used at UH to get the tissue.

A middle-aged caucasian man sleeping peacefully in bed with his CPAP machine providing therapy for his sleep apnea

Beyond CPAP

CPAP has been the mainstay therapy to treat obstructive sleep apnea since the 1980s, yet technological innovations in recent years have spawned many more treatment options for sleep apnea.

A jar with sleeping pills and a glass of water placed on bedside table near sleeping female

Melatonin Supplements May Help but Aren’t a Cure for Sleep Issues

Melatonin supplements may help you get a better night‘s sleep but they aren’t a cure for sleep issues.

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Is Daytime Sleepiness Normal – Or Should You Be Worried?

Many adults will take an afternoon nap now and then, and it’s no cause for concern. But excessive daytime sleepiness can be a real problem and often signals an underlying medical issue that should be addressed.

Christine Rand stands with Elizabeth Prahst, RN outside UH Parma Medical Center

Nurse Navigator Guides Patients in Managing Heart Failure To Reduce Readmissions

When two chronic conditions collided to land Christine Rand in the hospital, a special nurse navigator was waiting to guide her back to health – and keep her from returning.

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Want To Lower Your Blood Pressure? Get Better Sleep

Everyone knows that a poor night of sleep can mean a groggy morning, a fuzzy brain or feeling sluggish throughout the day. However, the long-term consequences of lack of sleep or disrupted sleep can be more serious.

William Moulton and Anjan Gupta, MD

How One Doctor Saved a Patient's Life – Twice

William Moulton of Ravenna received his first cardiac intervention at UH Portage, then returned five years later needing a thrombectomy.

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How To Know If You're Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

While busy lives and stress often get in the way of a good night’s sleep, we are empowered to figure out the best personal sleep habits for better health.

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