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Legionnaire's disease was first identified in Philadelphia. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

Why is Legionnaire's disease known by that name?

Legionnaire's disease took hold of a convention in Philadelphia. does it still exist?
Legionnaire's disease was an outbreak of pneumonia that took place in Philadelphia in 1976. Find out about Legionnaire's disease.

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Sinus infection symptoms include a thick nasal discharge or, a runny nose. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

Sinus Infection Symptoms

Sinus infection symptoms can be painful to deal with.

Once asthma is diagnosed, there are a number of treatments available. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a life-long condition that affects the bronchial tubes.

Pneumonia symptoms begin in the lungs. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

What are pneumonia symptoms?

Learn to identify pneumonia symptoms and find out more about the condition.

A child seeks help for asthma from a physician. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

Asthma and Kids

Recognizing and treating asthma in kids is essential.

Respiratory problems are common with blastomycosis. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

Blastomyosis Symptoms

Blastomycosis symptoms can be present or absent, which can make it hard to diagnose.

Inhalers may help raspy breathing caused by cystic fibrosis. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms

Cystic fibrosis symptoms are highlighted by a thickening of mucus.

High blood pressure is one complication of emphysema. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

Emphysema Complications

The most common emphysema complications are erythrocytosis, recurrent respiratory infections, pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale.

A physical exam can help diagnose emphysema. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

Emphysema Diagnosis

Emphysema diagnosis consists of a physical examination, laboratory tests and imaging methods.

Avoiding secondhand smoke will reduce the risk of emphysema. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

Emphysema Prevention and Risk Factors

Information regarding emphysema prevention and risk factors is widely available, and may help save lives.

Quitting smoking can help relieve pain caused by emphysema. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

Conditions and Diseases » Respiratory

Emphysema Treatment

Emphysema treatment usually involves a combination of medicine, surgery and supplemental oxygen.

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