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Dangers of Cigars, Cigarettes and Hookah

21 Apr 2015 | Under COPD, Smoking, Stem Cell Therapy | Posted by | 0 Comments
Cigar vs. Cigarette vs. Hookah effects on Lung Disease

Which is worse? They are all bad for your health, but which is worse: cigars, cigarettes or hookah? The answer is inconclusive, of course, because they are all comprised of slightly similar substances that are used in very different ways. Cigarettes and hookah are inhaled completely, yet cigarettes have a filter and hookah doesn’t. Cigars…

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The Effect of Obesity on Lung Health


For years, you have joked around with family and friends that there is no way you could ever choose just one food to eat if you ever had the misfortune of being stranded on a desert island. You love all food. But at the top of your list live cake, bacon cheeseburgers, French fries, hot…

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What is Atelectasis?

18 Apr 2015 | Under COPD, ILD, Lung Disease, Stem Cell Therapy | Posted by | 0 Comments

Can Atelectasis Be Attributed to Lung Disease? When someone suffers a collapsed lung, most people assume the worse. It sounds quite serious and obviously so. Collapsed lung is a vague term that encompasses many forms of atelectasis, which is a medical condition describing any partial, localized or complete deflation of the lungs. However, atelectasis is…

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How to Manage Stress in your Life

17 Apr 2015 | Under Lifestyle Modifications, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Understanding Stress If there is one thing that everyone in the world experiences at some point, it’s the feeling of being stressed. Sometimes, it’s the little things that stresses people out: a missed lunch date, extra traffic during a morning commute or Starbucks coffee that is too hot to drink. Other times, people face huge…

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The Impact of Stress on the Lungs

Impact of Stress

The Impact of Stress Throughout the Body Between a busy career and a full home life, it is no wonder that people often find themselves stressed out and anxious. Of course, everybody processes and reacts to stress differently. Whether you ignore your issues and bury them in the closet or scurry about trying to stay…

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Fighting Lung Disease

15 Apr 2015 | Under COPD, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments

Sub-Saharan Africa gets Much Needed Help Earlier this month, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation granted $1.9 million to the International Tuberculosis Foundation (IFT). Along with a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant, the ITF received nearly $5 million in funding. This money will be used to help manage and treat lung diseases that cause…

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Effects of Medication on Your Lungs

14 Apr 2015 | Under ILD, Stem Cell Therapy | Posted by | 2 Comments
Effects of Medication on Your Lungs

Is Drug-induced Lung Disease Possible? The commonality between suffering from a lung disease as well as a heart condition or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is high.  Many people develop all three of these conditions from smoking cigarettes and tobacco products over a long period of time. Unfortunately, some medications used to treat heart disease and RA…

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Tai Chi and COPD

13 Apr 2015 | Under COPD, Lifestyle Modifications, Lung Disease | Posted by | 1 Comment

Battling Stress with COPD Stress is an agonizing emotion that can manipulate your health. Chronic stress is a type of long term tension that can wear down your body causing you to feel worse than you should. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience this first hand when it comes to managing with stress…

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Lung Transplant Facts

11 Apr 2015 | Under COPD, ILD, Lung Disease, Lung Transplant, Treatments | Posted by | 1 Comment

What is the Life Expectancy and Cost of a Lung Transplant? The effects of lung disease on those that have developed the condition go far beyond difficulty breathing. Although the lungs are among the strongest organs in the body, the detrimental effects of a lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or interstitial lung…

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