Quotes 7

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“At first glance, asthma seems easy to treat, but under the surface, it’s a complex disorder — involving environment, the immune system, family history and the lungs.”
Mike Tringale

“Years ago, doctors missed the connection between infectious organisms and some chronic diseases. We want to find out if we’re missing something in terms of asthma treatment – if we treat respiratory infection specifically and aggressively, can we improve asthma control?”
Mario Castro

“When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack.”
Gwen Moore

“The brain really plays a role in the unfolding of asthmatic symptoms. When asthma symptoms occur, they affect a person’s emotional state. The brain really needs to be considered part of the equation.”
Richard Davidson

“Even for people with bad lung disease, bronchitis, end-stage emphysema and asthma, the mere effect of focusing on a basic body function like breathing can be restorative.”
Michael Silver

“[It's just a scratch: Boston-area emergency rooms experienced significant slowdowns last fall when the Red Sox were in the playoffs, according to a study published by the Annals of Emergency Medicine.] I have no idea where the patients go, but they don’t come into the ER, … The heart attacks, the strokes, they will come no matter what’s going on. The patient with pneumonia, the patient with an asthma attack will say, ‘Maybe I can ride this out at home.’”
Alasdair Conn

“Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources”
Ronald Reagan

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”
Dan Quayle
 
“Simply absorbing products can cause problems that affect the lungs and skin. And the main cause of contact dermatitis – which can result in rashes or hives – is a reaction to fragrances that you find in cosmetics and laundry products.”
Kate McPherson

“When you start re-breathing air in small rooms in your home or at work, you do increase your chances for respiratory trouble, … But the general sense that cold, wet weather predisposes us to getting colds is not true.”
William Schaffner

“Although there is a definite relationship between lung function and vitamin D, it is unclear if increases in vitamin D through supplements or dietary intake will actually improve lung function in patients with chronic respiratory diseases.”
Peter Black

“There is even more evidence of the clear link between vehicle pollution and respiratory illness. We must do everything we can to take high-polluting vehicles off the road.”
Charlene Zettel

“Since carriage in the nose is the first step in causing disease, the increased rate of carriage suggests more frequent occurrence of the disease. Indeed, active and passive smoking are associated with increased rate of respiratory infectious diseases.”
David Greenberg

“Every time we’re exposed to secondhand smoke, we’re exposed to thousands of chemicals that cause cancer, heart disease and other serious respiratory conditions.”
Andrew Hyland

“One out of every four people in the metropolitan area and one out of every six in the country suffer from hay fever.”
Shintaro Ishihara

“As I understand it, the claim is that the less you use Homeopathy, the better it works. Sounds plausible to me.”
David Deutsch

“Conventional medicine interventions did better than placebo, whereas the homeopathy interventions basically did the same as placebo.”
Matthias Egger

“What we saw was when you looked at these good, large studies, you did no longer see an effect for homeopathy, whereas you still saw an effect for conventional medicine.”
Matthias Egger

“The continuing sinusitis is the reason for the persistent cough in my patient population. You can get a pattern of coughing that is similar to bronchitis that is a result of the low-grade sinusitis.”
Lyndon Mansfield