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Respiratory practices help preemies stay off ventilators, breathe better for life

Respiratory practices help preemies stay off ventilators, breathe better for life

Posted 12/09/2016

Tiny Maria Perez stretches out in her neonatal intensive care (NICU) incubator, arms overhead, as if she’s enjoying her massage and breathing therapy. Born 17 weeks too early and weighing only 1.18 lbs. on Aug. 18 at Community Regional Medical Center, Maria gets an innovative treatment that uses percussive bursts of air to open up her lungs’ tiny air sacs and helps keep her off a ventilator.

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Unique ‘heat blasts’ bring breathing relief to those with asthma

Unique ‘heat blasts’ bring breathing relief to those with asthma

Posted 12/09/2016

For years Terra Alexander, 34, has been a frequent visitor to the emergency room when it feels like an elephant’s sitting on her chest and her breathing comes in labored, Darth Vader-like wheezes. Bronchial thermoplasty changed that.

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The Dinner Club challenge

Posted 11/29/2016
By Guest Blogger

Hey all! Its Claire again. Well, our Dinner Club has successfully completed our third event at Terry’s House and it was a huge success! If you are just tuning in, see my last blog here.     This time of year is one for making memories and spending time with loved ones – but it can be hard when someone you love is in the hospital. Thanks to the generous donation...

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Family tradition of giving continues

Posted 11/29/2016
By Gifts Make a Difference

I’ve always been impressed with the Matoian family’s giving tradition started by Charles and Ann and passed on to their son Matty, a long-time Community donor.   Often going to work at midnight and returning to home the next afternoon, Charles Matoian provided his son a valuable lesson – hard work pays off. Matty learned a lot from his father about running OK Produce...

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