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Research on Stem Cell Treatments

28 Jan 2015 | Under COPD, Stem Cell Therapy | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Autologous Stem Cell Therapy There has been extensive debate about the research and use of stem cells in the United States, and although the media has typically sided against the practice, the patients have spoken and overwhelmingly want options that include stem cell therapy. With the case being made for such treatments, it is important…

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Future of Autologous Stem Cell Treatments

27 Jan 2015 | Under Stem Cell Therapy | Posted by | 0 Comments

Stem cells have been studied extensively over time and have crept into the national dialogue as a buzz word for certain political agendas, particularly the stem cells found in fetuses. However, the actual stem cells that are now being used to treat diseases in the United States are autologous stem cells or adult stem cells….

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History of COPD

26 Jan 2015 | Under Chronic Bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments

Believe it or not, we can trace the history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) back to the mid-1600s. Our knowledge of COPD began to develop with the writings of the Swiss-born physician, Theophile Bonet, in the mid-17th century. Having performed over 3,000 autopsies on his patients, Bonet first described the effects of emphysema on the…

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Could Stem Cells Be The Next Penicillin?

25 Jan 2015 | Under COPD, Lung Disease, Stem Cell Therapy, Treatments | Posted by | 0 Comments

Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD and pulmonary fibrosis are receiving life changing stem cell treatments that just a…

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History of Pulmonary Fibrosis

24 Jan 2015 | Under Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments

Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease in which the lungs become scarred, causing the intricate passageways inside the lungs to thicken and harden. Hardening of passageways inside the lungs makes it difficult for oxygen to pass through the walls of the tiny air sacs (alveoli) into the bloodstream. It is a progressive disease in which sufferers get…

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History of Chronic Bronchitis

23 Jan 2015 | Under Chronic Bronchitis, COPD | Posted by | 0 Comments

When we talk about medical diseases, we never consider the history behind that disease. For example, did you know that before polio become a major disease in the 20th century, that it was actually documented by early Egyptians in paintings and carvings? Chronic bronchitis is also a condition that has seen its story unfold throughout…

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History of Emphysema

22 Jan 2015 | Under COPD, Emphysema | Posted by | 0 Comments

At the start of the 20th century, we turned our sights to innovative fields of industry and embarked on a new quest into the realm of technology. Along the way, we discovered medicines that helped cure impossible diseases and treatments that expanded the average life span of an individual, but did you know that much…

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Planning your Trip to Scottsdale


Scottsdale, Arizona has evolved from a quaint southwestern suburb of Phoenix to a leading medical and cultural destination. Lung Institute patients who choose to receive treatment in Scottsdale will be welcomed by a warm hospitable city that can turn your medical trip into an exciting vacation. Visit Scottsdale’s Old West Scottsdale’s motto is Old West…

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Lung Institute to Open New Clinic in Scottsdale in February 2015

20 Jan 2015 | Under Uncategorized | Posted by | 0 Comments

SCOTTSDALE, AZ- In February 2015, the Lung Institute will open a new clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. This expansion marks its third location in the country. With stem cell treatment centers already in Tampa and Nashville, the Lung Institute has made positive impacts in the lives of their patients and the surrounding communities. The Lung Institute…

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