Physical Therapy

Top of the page Physical Therapy Topic Overview What is physical therapy? Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve...

Fractured Rib

Top of the page Fractured Rib Topic Overview What is a fractured rib? A rib fracture is a crack or break in one of the bones of the rib cage. A break in the thick tissue (cartilage) that connects the ribs to the breastbone may also be called a fractured rib, even if...

Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)

Top of the page Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) Topic Overview What is a pneumothorax? A collapsed lung (pneumothorax) is a buildup of air in the space between the lung and the chest wall (pleural space). As the amount of air in this space increases, the pressure...

Quitting Smoking: Coping With Cravings and Withdrawal

Quitting Smoking: Coping With Cravings and Withdrawal Introduction It’s not easy to quit smoking. The nicotine in cigarettes is addicting. Your body craves it because it makes you feel good. So when you try to stop smoking, you go through nicotine withdrawal....

Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home

Top of the page Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home Topic Overview Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma attacks, or diseases, such as lung cancer. Pollutants include smoke, pet dander, radon, mold, cleaning...
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