Taking a deep breath is something most of us take for granted. Nikki Dumonceaux learned at age 5 that it was something that would become harder and harder for her to do on her own. Eventually, she was put on the lung transplant list. Today, Nikki celebrates life while honoring her donor.
Last week, a new lung transplant procedure was used at the University of Minnesota, and for the first time in the Midwest. The new technology keeps the lungs warm and breathing from the time they leave the donor. Common practice has been to keep the organs on ice before transplant.
Nine people die from asthma each day in the U.S. Now, a new study looks at patients who have trouble controlling their condition and suggests possibly changing the way doctors treat them.
An alarming new study shows the health risks for baby boomers with asthma increase significantly as they get older. In today’s Health Watch, we’re learning the disease is often misdiagnosed and not treated properly.