Saturday, January 31, 2015

Video: Immunology of the Lung

Our lungs bring in vital oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. But they’re also an important immune site. They filter the air we breathe, repulsing invaders and repairing injury. But sometimes these powerful immune responses overreact, causing diseases such as asthma.
Great Respiratory video from nature!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

New E-approach to asthma: Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring and Management

ADAMM (Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring and Management) devices from Health Care Originals Inc. are displayed at the 2015 International CES at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on January 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ADAMM is a wearable technology that automates asthma management and provides complete information for physicians.

By measuring vital signs and other biological readings, the ADAM will predict and log asthma attacks, and can recommend behavior changes as well. It's set to launch in the second quarter of this year, and the price has not yet been announced.

Friday, January 16, 2015

How Stop Smoking Changes Your Life

The grim news is that cigarette smoking is attributed to about 443,000 deaths each year in the United States. The good news is that the younger you are when you quit, the greater the health benefits. But quitting at any age can add years to your life. And some of the benefits are almost immediate. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The best 3 Respiratory apps released in 2014

1. Respi is a startup aiming to enable patients with asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions. Respi is an comprehensive management system, comprised of a mobile spirometer and software that offers personalized advice to enable disease optimization by patients and their physicians.

2. Amiko can help patients to become more mindful, more engaged, more active in managing their medication while we have also developed a bridge to keep the patients and the caregivers and their loved ones connected always. It also involves staying in touch with your personal doctor so he or she can stay updated on how the treatment is progressing, staying in touch with the pharmacists for automatic refill of your prescriptions.

3. Doctot GOLD COPD Strategy provides the GOLD strategy for assessing and treating COPD in a user-friendly and easily navigable format with interactive tables and charts. Physicians can easily record patient answers to questions about symptoms and functional status, and the app automatically generates and categorizes the patient's score on the Combined Assessment of COPD Scale.