Tori Rodriguez

MA, LPC

Most Recent Articles by Tori Rodriguez

Traveling by Airplane With COPD: Expert Advice

Traveling by Airplane With COPD: Expert Advice

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Healthcare providers should educate all patients with COPD about their flight-related risks and the need to seek medical advice before flying.

Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

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The concept of thirdhand smoke was originally introduced in 1953, when rodent studies first demonstrated the carcinogenic effects of the residue from tobacco smoke.

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation in OSA: A Viable Alternative to CPAP

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation in OSA: A Viable Alternative to CPAP

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Electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve could be a viable treatment alternative to continuous positive airway pressure in obstructive sleep apnea.

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

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Smoking cessation in patients with asthma is associated with reduced symptoms, improved lung function and quality of life, reduced use of rescue medications, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, and decreased hyperactivity.

Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

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Changing pollination patterns, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, air pollution, and extreme temperatures all negatively affect respiratory conditions.

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