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The official blog of the Lung Institute.

Painted Black

Painted Black

Disclaimer: This is a fictional personification of one of the most significant killers in the world: smoke. They move so gracefully. Expand and release. Expand and release. Their rhythmic motion was just so peaceful, so smooth. In and out. In and out. The air filled every crevice making little room for me, but it was…

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Stem Cells Can Repair Anything and Everything

30 Oct 2014 | Under COPD, Lung Disease, Stem Cell Therapy | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Can these little cells do exactly that? Imagine the ability to help the blind see again! To reverse the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease! Or provide a viable option to diabetes patients! Do stem cells really hold the key to a whole new field of medical treatment? How scary would be if these cells held…

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Panic Attacks and COPD | Do They Relate?

29 Oct 2014 | Under COPD, Related Conditions | Posted by | 0 Comments
Panic Attacks and COPD

Panic Attacks and COPD—Do They Relate? First, you were diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or better known as COPD. That, in itself, was a scary moment. It felt like you couldn’t move. The idea of not being able to breathe is terrifying. It didn’t take long for the dangers associated with COPD to settle…

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Facts to Take Your Breath Away

Facts to Take Your Breath Away

We live in a world where lots of people take for granted life essentials. Whether it be mobility, money or family, we don’t think about the large number of people who don’t have those things. Perhaps even more important is that people often don’t realize the importance of simple necessities such as food, water and…

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Professions that are bad for COPD

27 Oct 2014 | Under COPD, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Polluted air in the Workplace Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be caused by a variety of environmental factors. The main contributing factor to the development of COPD is smoking, but regular exposure to air pollutants increases your chances of causing COPD to develop. By paying close attention to the air you breathe and by…

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Black Lung Disease

25 Oct 2014 | Under Lung Disease, Related Conditions | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Occupational Lung Disease In a recently published article by CBS News, coal mining was presented as one of the worst occupations for your health. Apart from the immediate physical dangers of mining are long lasting health concerns, specifically black lung disease. Most American’s have known about the harms of coal mining for decades, and although…

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Humanity’s Irrational Fear of Ebola

24 Oct 2014 | Under Lung Disease, Related Conditions | Posted by | 0 Comments
Humanity's irrational fear of ebola

Awareness Helps; Mass Hysteria Doesn’t Ebola and Me It seems that you can’t go even ten minutes with hearing it. The big E. The one thing everyone everywhere is scared of: Ebola. Yes, I said it. Ebola. The word in itself has the power to make people tremble in their place. As people shake with…

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Myths about COPD

23 Oct 2014 | Under COPD, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments
Myths about COPD

Fact or Fiction? Sometimes, we may question what we hear when it comes to the things we are told. For example, are you familiar with the myth that says cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis? Or that the 5-second rule is okay for when you drop your food? These are just some of the common…

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Lung Disease Groups in Tennessee

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A new city can be difficult to adjust. Whether it is just for vacation or a permanent change, meeting other people can be the best way to dive into a city’s culture. Nashville—a city dedicated to cultural vibrancy and Southern comfort—is filled with opportunities to mingle. With the opening of our newest facility, individuals with…

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