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Let's Discuss Peak Flow Meters and Measurement

Melea, of UrgentCare 24/7, explains what a peak flow meter is, how to measure your breathing, and why it's important to do so. The measurement determines how your treatment process and bronchodilator progress over this time.

What Is Nebulizer Treatment and How Do I Use the Machine at Home?

Melea, of UrgentCare 24/7, notes that nebulizer treatment is for asthma or any kind of swelling in your respiratory system, or for chest congestion. She also explains how to set up the nebulizer at home and wants you to take deep, slow breaths, holding your breath for about 5 - 10 seconds.

Let's Talk About the Covid-19 Delta Variant

Dr. Joe DeStefano, medical director of UrgentCare 24/7, explains that the Delta variant is a more transmissible infection than the regular Covid-19. He explains that the mRNA vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer lessen the chances of severe infection or death.

What's the Function of the Pituitary Gland?

Dr. Joe DeStefano explains why the pituitary gland is considered the master gland. And, it has to do with how and when the gland tells other glands to release hormones that affect the brain, skin, vision, growth, energy, mood, reproductive organs, vision, growth, and more.

Let's Talk About Hyperthyroidism

Dr. Joe DeStefano explains that your thyroid gland controls your metabolism. He goes into depth about what can cause hyperthyroidism, what problems hypothyroidism can cause, and how to treat the condition.

What Is a DPI or Dry Powder Inhaler and How Do You Use It?

Melea, of UrgentCare 24/7, discusses a dry powder inhaler and how it may help with inflammation of the airways. She suggests drinking a glass of water and rinsing, gargling and spitting out some water after taking your DPI to prevent oral thrush.

Let’s Talk About ACE Inhibitors (Angiotensin-converting Enzymes)

Dr. Joe DeStefano talks about how revolutionary ACE inhibitors were when invented and how they helped decrease mortality. He also explains their benefits and limitations in today's modern medicine as well as the implication with Covid-19.

Let’s Talk About the Thyroid and Hyperthyroidism

The thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland is the master controller of your rate of metabolism, says Dr. Joe DeStefano. He explains the importance of the hormone, how to diagnose an abnormality, and debunks some of the myths about treating the condition.

What Is incentive Spirometry and How Do I Use an Incentive Spirometer?

Melea, of UrgentCare 24/7, explains that the spirometer helps keep your lungs expanded and how it visually shows you how much air you're taking in. She also demonstrates how to use it and how often it should be used.

How Do I Use an MDI Inhaler? Let’s Talk About Upper Respiratory Issues

Melea, of UrgentCare 24/7, discusses metered-dose inhalers, how to prime them, and how to use them to alleviate difficulty breathing or throat tightening. She also explains the use of a spacer and when it might be needed.