Warfighters returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are displaying increased rates of potentially debilitating and life-threatening respiratory problems. Retired Maj. Scott Weakley has been diagnosed with constrictive bronchiolitis and has been told a lung transplant will allow him to survive. “I do believe that there is hope,” Weakley said. “That’s what keeps me going – this sense of what is going to happen in the future.”
New Center Created for Deployment-Related Lung Disease
The Department of Defense, in collaboration with National Jewish Health physicians, is trying to discover the cause of lung diseases seen in returning veterans. The newly created Center of Excellence on Deployment-Related Lung Disease will conduct care and research to understand the respiratory effects of being deployed overseas and the toxic exposures our military personnel face.
The health of your bones and the amount of calcium you consume go hand in hand. Without enough calcium, your body is at risk for bone loss and bone fractures. If you are not getting enough calcium from your diet, or you take medications such as corticosteroids that may contribute to osteoporosis, calcium supplements are a practical resource to maintain strong bones.
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The Miners Clinic of Colorado provides free screenings for mining-related illnesses and other conditions. Miners face exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, radiation, noise and chemicals as a result of their occupation. Early diagnosis and corresponding care can improve quality of life and long-term survival.