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Throat Clinic Where Joan Rivers Died Definitely Had The Equipment To Handle ANY Scenario!

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throat clinic where joan rivers died passed the subsequent investigation and review

They had the resources to handle any possible scenario!

The clinic in New York called Yorkville Endoscopy where Joan Rivers was at when she went into respiratory and cardiac arrest had all of the equipment that any solid hospital has including a state of the art cardiac defibrillator, and medical equipment that helps clear a patient's airway.

Plus the nurses and physicians who work there were all Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified!

Those details will come into play as the clinic undergoes an investigation by the New York Health Department who will review Joan's case, as well as interview all of the staff who were there on that most unfortunate day!

At the time, Joan was undergoing an elective vocal cord procedure at the outpatient clinic when she suddenly stopped breathing during the endoscopy.

Also under review will be whether Joan was given anesthesia during the operation, and whom was the one who administered that. Apparently though the clinic's staff includes in house anesthesiologists whom are all board certified.

Whether Joan's tragic death was just a cruel twist of fate or if Yorkville Endoscopy was somehow responsible - we're sure the NY Health Department will figure all of that out once their investigation is complete.

No word yet though on when that might be!

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Ten Terrible Jobs For Your Lungs

Filed under: HealthCancer

Fireman lung danger

It's not just cigarettes that kill your lungs and certain occupations can attribute to the development of lung disease too!

The bad news is that the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that more than 16,000 people die from job-related lung disease each year, but the good news is it is preventable.

Check out 10 jobs that have the occupational hazard of lung damage if proper precautions are not taken and some may surprise you!

Construction workers are at risk of developing lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis from inhaling dust during demolitions or renovations, but wearing protective gear, including a respirator, can help protect your lungs.

Manufacturing or warehouse workers exposure to dust, chemicals, and gases increase their risk for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD. This disease affects 24 million Americans with symptoms often confused for allergies, cough, or cold, but wearing a filtering mask while mixing chemicals can help prevent this.

Health-care workers (an estimated 12%) may be allergic to latex or the powder residue found in latex gloves, causing a severe asthma-like reaction. If latex bothers you, switch to latex-free synthetic gloves.

Textile workers are vulnerable to Byssinosis, or brown lung disease, because they inhale particles released from cotton or other materials. Proper ventilation and wearing a mask will drastically decrease the odds of developing this disease.

Bartenders are victims are second-hand smoke for a living if they work at a bar that still allows smoking. Besides better ventilation, if any bartender wants to avoid the risk of lung cancer, we recommend finding a job at a smoke-free bar!

Bakers who are exposed to flour dust are at very significant risk of developing allergic sensitization and account for an estimated 15% of new asthma cases in adults. Improve the ventilation in the kitchen and wear a protective mask will help decrease a bakers chance to developing asthma.

Automobile industry professionals exposed to spray-on paints for auto-body detailing are at risk to develop occupational asthma or skin irritation if protective gear such as respirators, gloves, and goggles aren't worn.

Transportation employees such as truck drivers and railroad employees are at a high risk for COPD and lung cancer from exposure to diesel exhaust.

Miners, especially coal miners, are at a high risk of lung disease from inhaling dust. Coal miners can develop a lung-scarring disease called pneumoconiosis, or black lung, from years of inhaling coal dust.

Firemen are recommended to wear respiratory protective equipment at all stages of firefighting, even after the fire goes out, because toxic materials and asbestos linger while they poke through the burnt debris.

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