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West Coast Wildfires, COVID a Double Whammy to Lung Health

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 — Even as wildfires rage across California, Oregon and Washington, another danger lurks in the eerie orange haze that has enveloped U.S. cities, towns and neighborhoods this week: an increased risk of catching COVID-19. Wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs and harm the immune system, explained Dr. Cheryl Pirozzi, a pulmonologist… Read More »

AHA News: Preeclampsia May Double a Woman’s Chances for Later Heart Failure

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Pregnant women with preeclampsia are far more likely to develop heart failure later in life than those who don’t have blood pressure-related pregnancy complications, especially if it occurs during more than one pregnancy, new research finds. The study of more than half a million Norwegian women,… Read More »

Covid-19 Patient Gets Double Lung Transplant, Offering Hope for Others

A young woman whose lungs were destroyed by the coronavirus received a double lung transplant last week at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the hospital reported on Thursday, the first known lung transplant in the United States for Covid-19. The 10-hour surgery was more difficult and took several hours longer than most lung transplants because… Read More »

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain Health Day,” launched this week, most research on these disorders focus on only one gender — right down to the mice… Read More »

Watch a Double Arm Amputee Conquer a Box Jump

NubAbility Athletics Foundation is an organization that looks to provide opportunities for limb different youth (that’s a term for kids who are either congenital or traumatic amputees) in sports. The non-profit matches up kids with coaches with similar limb differences at camps held around the U.S. to help participants learn how to take on their… Read More »