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Measurements of lung capacity are a useful way to monitor the progression of many respiratory diseases, including COPD, asthma and cystic fibrosis. Devices used to measure pulmonary health include Lung Spirometers, Lung Plethysmography, and Pulse Oximetry.
Pregnant women unsure about getting H1N1 flu shot, shows new survey

Pregnant women unsure about getting H1N1 flu shot, shows new survey

Postmenopausal women benefit as much from exercise as younger women

Postmenopausal women benefit as much from exercise as younger women

Exhaled nitric oxide needs to be measured in asthma patients

Exhaled nitric oxide needs to be measured in asthma patients

Divers who hold breath for several minutes elevate a marker for brain damage

Divers who hold breath for several minutes elevate a marker for brain damage

Pirfenidone shows promise for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Pirfenidone shows promise for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

New treatment option for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

New treatment option for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Preemies' lung function shows prolonged impairment

Preemies' lung function shows prolonged impairment

Ozone response greater with increasing BMI

Ozone response greater with increasing BMI

Broncus Technologies reports positive results for airway bypass procedure for the treatment of emphysema

Broncus Technologies reports positive results for airway bypass procedure for the treatment of emphysema

Balanced diet keeps asthma away

Balanced diet keeps asthma away

Unhealthy teen diet increases asthma risk

Unhealthy teen diet increases asthma risk

Link between lung capacity, inflammation and chronic lung disease

Link between lung capacity, inflammation and chronic lung disease

Decline in mental health after SARS

Decline in mental health after SARS

Young adults with a short temper may have unhealthy lungs

Young adults with a short temper may have unhealthy lungs

Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health

Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health

Well-functioning lungs reduce risk of dementia

Well-functioning lungs reduce risk of dementia

Lifestyle choices help maintain our brain and emotional health

Lifestyle choices help maintain our brain and emotional health

Heart health and lifestyle help seniors maintain brain power

Heart health and lifestyle help seniors maintain brain power

Obese men may not process carbohydrates as efficiently as obese women

Obese men may not process carbohydrates as efficiently as obese women

Obese men may not process carbohydrates as efficiently as obese women

Obese men may not process carbohydrates as efficiently as obese women