CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1993
The smoke-filled air of the recent Southern California firestorms made a lot of people very uncomfortable. Eyes burned and breathing was impaired while those of us with asthma and other respiratory disabilities were advised to remain indoors and turn on our air conditioners. That was good advice for those of us who had air conditioners. Now that winter is upon us with temperatures outside dropping, the air is once again filled with the smoke of fires, this time from the fireplaces of my neighbors.
January 14, 2011 |
Physicians at University Medical Center may try to remove Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' breathing tube on Saturday, the next major hurdle in her recovery, Dr. Peter Rhee said Friday morning in Tucson. Doing so will finally allow them to assess how well she is able to talk after being shot in the head last Saturday morning in the mass shooting outside a Safeway. Her recovery continues to amaze the doctors who have been treating her. "We couldn't have hoped for any better improvement than we are seeing now given the severity of her injury," said Dr. Michael Lemole, a neurosurgeon who has been a key member of the team treating her. During the week, Giffords has passed a number of milestones, including moving her hands and arms, opening her eyes, responding to commands, sitting up in bed and lifting her legs.
July 9, 2007 |
A simple breathing and relaxation technique can reduce respiratory symptoms, irregular breathing, depression and anxiety among asthma patients, researchers at University College London have found. "A lot of people under stress breathe from their upper chest," says lead author and physiotherapist Elizabeth Holloway. "We teach people to relax their shoulders and breathe calmly from their tummy. At rest and in normal life, you should be breathing gently through your nose, not deep breathing."
August 29, 2011 |
Falling asleep should be easy, but a lot of us manage to turn this natural process into a nightly struggle. When our minds get stuck on everything we need to do tomorrow, everything we neglected to do today and every other thing that we can't do anything about in the middle of the night, sleep can seem like a hopeless goal. And when we start worrying about not getting enough sleep -- well, at that point we've really got our work cut out for us. Lousy sleepers have inspired a booming industry of supplements, relaxation CDs, white noise machines and other products that supposedly quiet the mind and encourage rest.
January 11, 2011 |
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is breathing on her own and moving both arms, both very encouraging signs of recovery, physicians at University Medical Center in Tucson said Tuesday. In an interview, Dr. Peter Rhee, the chief of trauma at the medical center, said Giffords was moving both arms, although her left arm was more active than her right, and moving her eyes. Previously, doctors had said that she was moving only her left arm, which is controlled by the right hemisphere of her brain ?
August 14, 1990 |
A man poisoned by a cocaine-laced malt drink began breathing spontaneously today, hours before he was scheduled to be disconnected from life-support systems, hospital officials said. It was the first time that Maximo Rene Menendez, 25, who has been in a coma since drinking a contaminated bottle of Pony Malta de Bavaria on July 26, had breathed on his own in the last seven days.