5 Medicinal uses of mullein (plus 4 ways to prepare it)

Mullein has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. There are over 200 species of mullein, and they can be found around the world, including the United States. Here are five medicinal uses of mullein, as well as four ways you can prepare it. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) Disinfectant Mullein oil is a powerful disinfectant that … Continue reading 5 Medicinal uses of mullein (plus 4 ways to prepare it)

Overreliance on ventilators led to coronavirus deaths, study shows

The use of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients has come under scrutiny after a new study stated that the devices may be doing more harm than good. The study, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, said that mechanical ventilation can damage the lungs of COVID-19 patients, especially those who are elderly or have severe symptoms. This means that … Continue reading Overreliance on ventilators led to coronavirus deaths, study shows

Breathlessness – The Lack of Oxygen

Emergency medicine considers oxygen to be a drug used for patients with indications or risk of hypoxia (such as difficulty breathing, low SpO2 under 95%, and chest pain). EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) philosophy holds true to the belief that giving any patient oxygen is usually okay if you believe it would benefit them. One of the … Continue reading Breathlessness – The Lack of Oxygen

A warning to the world? New York now scrambling to address Coronavirus outbreak

New York is now serving as a “warning” to the rest of the United States — and the rest of the world, for that matter — as it continues to get battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.This development came after coronavirus cases in the state surged up to 92,381, thus surpassing the number of cases recorded in China’s … Continue reading A warning to the world? New York now scrambling to address Coronavirus outbreak

Cuomo drops coronavirus bombshell on New York: The state is running out of ventilators

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dropped a bombshell on New Yorkers: the entire state could run out of ventilators within the next six days. Cuomo made the announcement Thursday after dispatching 400 of the life-saving machines to New York City hospitals, as well as 200 more to hospitals and facilities in suburban counties. “Right now, we have … Continue reading Cuomo drops coronavirus bombshell on New York: The state is running out of ventilators

Why is Vaping Harmful? HINT: It’s NOT Because of Nicotine

Recent news and events surrounding vaping have divided people on the safety of this craze. But is vaping really safer than cigarettes? In this video, I discuss why vaping is dangerous and tobacco may not be as deadly as you think. Why is Vaping Harmful? HINT: It's NOT Because of Nicotine Video Length: 8:46 minutes … Continue reading Why is Vaping Harmful? HINT: It’s NOT Because of Nicotine

Medical journal recommends vitamin C for COVID-19 and related acute respiratory distress syndrome

With so many scary news stories about coronavirus these days, perhaps you’re trying to focus on the positive and be proactive in looking into ways that you can protect yourself from the disease. One nutrient in particular has been discussed quite a bit when it comes to COVID-19: vitamin C. Yet for every article outlining … Continue reading Medical journal recommends vitamin C for COVID-19 and related acute respiratory distress syndrome

Air Pollution Found to Alter Important Epigenetic Mark

Air pollution is not only a significant threat to our environment, but also to our health. Ranging from vehicles to industrial facilities, common sources of air pollution are all around us. These pollutants are linked to serious health issues, such as respiratory disease, impaired lung function, asthma, cancer, chronic bronchitis, and increased morbidity. According to … Continue reading Air Pollution Found to Alter Important Epigenetic Mark

Epigenetic Changes Result from Breathing in Diesel Exhaust

New research exposes the epigenetic changes and harmful consequences that can occur as a result of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health have found that breathing in diesel exhaust fumes can lead to changes in DNA methylation levels, switching on and off certain genes. Diesel exhaust is … Continue reading Epigenetic Changes Result from Breathing in Diesel Exhaust

Breathing for Dummies

Emergency room and intensive care professionals understand the importance of respiration. Oxygen and carbon dioxide are what stands between our life and death so our very next breath matters very much. It is only when we get close to death do doctors finally pay attention to our respiration. Oxygen is the most prescribed medicine in hospitals but little to … Continue reading Breathing for Dummies