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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…
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.
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?
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.
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)?
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.
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….
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.
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…