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Respiratory Care

Care for people with serious health problems associated with their lungs and ability to breathe. The respiratory care team is always ready to respond to a variety of emergency situations such as an asthma attack. Additional services may include pulmonary rehabilitation and educational programs.

In The News

COPD: Risks, symptoms and prevention

Mayo Clinic Health System pulmonology expert explains how to watch for and avoid COPD.

November 11, 2016

From The Blog

Eau Claire woman breathing easier thanks to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Judy Hanson is a big believer in second chances — and new beginnings.

November 27, 2015

Lung cancer detected with early screening

Bill McWhite was vacationing along the Texas Gulf Coast — a time a person would traditionally be relaxing — when his body let him do anything but unwind.

November 20, 2015

Move away from the 'dark side' of sleep apnea with new CPAP masks

Darth Vader would be envious. Long gone are the days of loud and bulky CPAP machines, and it's time you turned away from the dark side.

August 13, 2015

Trying to catch your breath? What's normal and when to see your doctor

Few sensations are as frightening as not being able to get enough air. Although healthy people occasionally may experience shortness of breath, especially in extreme temperatures, after running up a flight of stairs or when in high altitude, persistent shortness of breath is a sign of a medical problem.

Maureen ODonnell RRT By Maureen O'Donnell June 18, 2015