Bronchial Thermoplasty Research Trials Debut in USA

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Bronchial thermoplasty is a novel experimental treatment for severe asthma. A heated catheter is used to reduce the smooth muscle tissue in the airways of the lungs, so there is less airway constriction during an asthma attack. The Asthma Interventional Research 2 (AIR2) study will be conducted at 30 centers worldwide, including the University of […]

The red zone

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Air-trapping, Arterial Blood gases, Asthma, Asthma care plan, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma Symptoms, Asthma treatments, Dyspnea, Peak Flows, Respiratory Therapy, Shortness of Breath

Yesterday I was in the green and walked 6 miles. Today I’m tittering on the red and I’m unable to do much of anything . I usually don’t post when I’m in the red zone because even typing is a chore , but I wanted to document just how fast things can change when you […]

Introducing the Walking Faster Club

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My racewalking friend, Vickie, came up with a new message board.We’re calling it the “WalkingFasterClub” For more information just click the purple icon and enter your Yahoo ID or sign up directly from the link on my sidebar. Related Posts:Mixing pleasure with businessThe green shoes are back.When the Cows come homeUniversity of Pittsburgh Newsletter May […]

Worse leg cramps ever

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Asthma, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Fitness/Training Update, Leg cramps, Marathon walking, Walking, Walking Injuries

Wow……I’m on a roll. I’m excelling in the stupidity category this week. Seems I’ve been doing one crazy thing after another lately. I had just finished posting about yesterday’s walk from hell , when out of the blue, I developed the worse leg cramps EVER !!! I mean the kind where your whole lower body […]