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What is My Why?: Sarah Hocutt

11 Jan 2018
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What is My Why?: Sarah Hocutt:

A featured series where Lung Institute employees tell their stories #WhatIsMyWhy.  I am the Patient Relations Manager for the Lung Institute and have worked here for almost three years. I moved from Wisconsin where I worked in retail and for a big sporting goods manufacturer. Growing up, my grandfather had COPD, but I didn’t really…

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7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

16 Jan 2018
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7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

If we don’t cope with stressful life events positively, the Mayo Clinic reports that we risk the development of conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. However, for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stress can have an even more negative effect.

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2 Foods That May Offer Former Smokers Better Lung Health

11 Jan 2018
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After looking at more than 650 adults from Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom over a 10-year period, researchers discovered that the people who ate higher portions of two specific foods tended to have slower lung decline than those who didn’t. What were those two foods?

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6 Ways to Avoid COPD Flare-Ups

9 Jan 2018
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Having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is difficult enough, but when the symptoms flare up—commonly referred to as COPD exacerbations—things can go from bad to worse pretty quick. This makes finding a way to avoid these exacerbations super important to your health and your life. Fortunately, there are many options to consider.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help Your COPD

4 Jan 2018
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Every year, 41 percent of Americans make some type of New Year’s resolution. What kinds of resolutions can you make if your goal is to improve your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

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Could Your Seemingly Safe Job Be Putting You At Risk of COPD?

2 Jan 2018
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute shares that there are three main risk factors of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): smoking, a family history of COPD, and environmental toxins. It is the last one—environmental toxins—that one French researcher says places people in certain jobs at a greater risk of developing this condition.

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What is My Why? Dr. Jack Coleman

28 Dec 2017
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A featured series where Lung Institute employees tell their stories #WhatIsMyWhy An Honor, Privilege, and Duty to be Your Physician Being a physician was something I dreamed of becoming since I was a child. My brother, sister and myself are the first generation of my family to go to college and beyond in our education….

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21 Foods That Trigger Mucus Production (and 21 Foods That Reduce It)

26 Dec 2017
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Our body’s production of mucus is actually meant to keep us healthy as it serves as a sort of sticky tape that collects dust, bacteria, and other potentially harmful airborne particles so our body can get rid of them more easily before they have a chance to settle into our lungs. However, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this mucus production is often so excessive that it can actually hurt your health.

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What is My Why? Jimmy St. Louis

19 Dec 2017
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A featured series where Lung Institute employees tell their stories #WhatIsMyWhy The Lung Institute: A Patient-First Focus Patients, their family members and caregivers are the single most important people I am focused on in my professional life. The incredible passion, commitment and effort that we at Regenerative Medicine Solutions (RMS) and Lung Institute (LI) provide…

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