Breathe Out: Living Life to the Fullest, with Emphysema, COPD, or Smoker’s Lung

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AuthorHouse, Nov 20, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 136 pages
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BREATHE OUT THROUGH PURSED LIPS!† Those words are golden for persons with chronic lung disease.† Once mastered, the technique can help with everything from going up stairs to picking up a grandchild, all without shortness of breath.

That advice and so many more practical tips for getting through the day and getting through life are contained in the pages of this book.† Understanding how lungs work in good health and bad is the key to avoiding symptoms, preventing complications and staying independent.

The book is based on the very successful series of classes, called the Respiratory Disease Self-Care Classes, provided for many years by the New Mexico Lung Association.

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About the author (2007)

Mary Callahan is a registered nurse and a registry-eligible respiratory therapist living and working in Maine.† She spent most of her 35 year nursing career focusing on patients with chronic lung†disease, in hospital and out, teaching the Respiratory Disease Self-Care Classes, and making home visits.

She is the author of numerous magazine articles and newspaper pieces, as well as two other books.† Fighting for Tony is about raising a child with special needs.† Memoirs of a Babystealer is an exposť of the foster care system.

She is a mother of four, Tony, Renee, Michael and Bridget, as well as the grandmother of one extraordinary cover model, Melissa.

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