The Doctors: Living With Lung Disease
We typically breathe about 25,000 times during a typical day, but for up to 132,000 Americans, each breath can be a struggle due to IPF. A 79-year-old man named George shared that he’s been in great health for most of his life, but in 2009 he came down with what seemed like a very stubborn cold. He went to the doctor and was misdiagnosed with bronchitis. As time went on, he experienced more difficulty breathing, even with everyday activities. After about a year struggling with the wrong diagnosis, a pulmonologist accurately diagnosed him with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF.
George and his wife were concerned upon hearing that the typical life expectancy after diagnosis is 3-5 years. It’s been almost five years since he was diagnosed, but he’s still living and cherishing every single breath. He continues to garden, travel and enjoy time with his wife and family.
IPF typically affects men over the age of 55. It happens when the lung tissue becomes permanently scarred and as the lung tissue thickens the delivery of oxygen into the bloodstream becomes more difficult. The lungs will have a harder time functioning properly, which leads to shortness of breath and dry cough. IPF is often confused for COPD or even congestive heart failure. Early diagnosis and proper care are vital in those with the disease. Pulmonary rehabilitation is important, and many drugs exist to help with symptoms.
The Doctors: Dogs Can Read Your Emotions
Would you believe that dogs can actually read your facial expressions and emotions? Scientists tested the ability of dogs to read the emotions of human strangers and they were able to combine facial expressions with the tone of people’s voices. The dogs were able to recognize whether people were happy or sad. Doctors can even mimic the emotions of the person they’re engaging with. Researchers claim that dogs use the same technique as humans when looking at people, focusing on the right hand side of the face, because it tends to be more expressive.
Expressive was the word of the day and you can use the word expressive on The Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win a Clinique cleansing facial brush.
The Doctors: Final Night At Sardi’s Alzheimer’s Fundraiser
For The Doctors’ News in 2:00, their cameras were there to catch all the action at the 24th annual and final, A Night at Sardi’s Fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. In its 24 years, the event has raised more than $28 million to support research, treatment, and care for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Seth and Lauren Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity will now be the primary celebrity fundraiser for the association.
The Doctors: Wonderful Pistachios Salmonella Outbreak
The CDC has issued a warning to consumers to avoid eating Wonderful pistachios. The popular brand has now been linked to a salmonella outbreak in multiple states. So far, two people have been hospitalized. The company issued a comment stating “Wonderful PISTACHIOS takes food safety matters very seriously and is working closely with health officials to identify the source of the problem.”
The Doctors: Ashley Graham Lane Bryant Ad Rejected?
Plus-size supermodel Ashley Graham is featured in the new TV spots for Lane Bryant. TMZ has reported that ABC and NBC refused to air the commercials, possibly because of Graham’s size. NBC released a statement saying, in part, “[We] asked for minor edits to comply with broadcast indecency guidelines. The ad was not rejected and we welcome the updated creative.”
It turns out that a 2010 Lane Bryant commercial with Ashley Graham wasn’t allowed to air on ABC during Dancing with the Stars or on Fox during American Idol.
The Doctors: Contour Your Face In Seconds
To contour your face in just a few seconds, remember 1-2-3. Draw the number three on each side of your face, starting at the top of your forehead, then swooping down to underneath your eye at your cheekbone, then swoop down again to your jaw line. Use bronzer to draw that number three and you’ve got an easy way to highlight your facial features in a quick, easy, and natural way!