10 Things You Should Know About Hemoptysis

  What is hemoptysis? Hemoptysis is the coughing up of blood or blood-stained mucus from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs. This can occur with lung cancer, infections such as tuberculosis, bronchitis, or pneumonia, and certain cardiovascular conditions What is massive hemoptysis? Massive haemoptysis has no generally accepted definition. Suggested volumes range from 100 mL to more […]

Poison Oak

What is poison oak? Poison oak, is a woody vine or shrub in the sumac family, Anacardiaceae. It is widely distributed in western North America, inhabiting conifer and mixed broadleaf forests, woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral biomes.  Poison oak releases an oil called urushiol when damaged. The allergen is absorbed into your skin when you touch the plant. […]

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