What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually infects the lungs, but can attack almost any part of the body. Tuberculosis is spread...
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What is Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep...
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What is Restless Leg Syndrome:

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder that causes a strong urge to move your legs. This urge to move often occurs...
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What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of your lungs. Many small germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia....
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What Is Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy (NAR-ko-lep-se) is a disorder that causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness. The disorder also may cause muscle weakness...
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What Is Insomnia?

Insomnia (in-SOM-ne-ah) is a common sleep disorder. People who have insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep...
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What is Emphysema?

Emphysema is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Emphysema, along with chronic bronchitis, together are referred to as Chronic...
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What is COPD?

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a serious lung disease which makes it hard to breathe. Also known by other names...
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What Is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis (bron-KI-tis) is a condition in which the bronchial tubes become inflamed. These tubes carry air to your lungs...
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What Is Asthma?

Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing..
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Sarcoidosis

An inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands.
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Lung Cancer & COPD

Cancer of the lung, like all cancers, results from an abnormality in the body's basic unit of life, the cell. Normally, the body maintains...
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Epworth Sleepiness Scale

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Critical Care and Health Policy Research

The overall goal of this program is to develop skilled investigators trained to conduct health services research...
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Bronchiectasis

Usually is the result of an infection or other condition that injures the walls of your airways or prevents the airways from cleaning mucus.
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