The official blog of the Lung Institute.

Being Physically Active with COPD Helps the Brain

3 Oct 2017
| Under COPD, Exercise, Lifestyle, Mental Health | Posted by | 0 Comments

If you have COPD or any lung disease, it is important to try and be as physically active as possible to keep you healthy. But, another reason to stay active is because it’s good for your mental health too.

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COPD Diet: The 5 Best Snacks for People with COPD

19 Sep 2017
| Under Diet and Nutrition, Tips | Posted by | 0 Comments

Diet is critical when it comes to managing COPD. In forming a healthy COPD diet, sometimes it’s necessary to snack between meals to make sure you’re getting the appropriate vitamins and nutrients for optimal respiratory function. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down the core ingredients of a good COPD Diet: The 5 Best Snacks for People with COPD.

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COPD and Knowing Your Safe Oxygen Levels


For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic lung diseases, keeping a close eye on their blood oxygen level is often part of the daily routine. And, for some people living with COPD and other chronic lung conditions, receiving enough oxygen can be challenging. Every cell, organ and tissue…

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Have a Happy and Healthy Labor Day

31 Aug 2017
| Under Lifestyle, Postitivity | Posted by | 2 Comments
Have a happy, healthy Labor Day

Labor Day is traditionally the unofficial end of summer. It’s a chance for friends and family to come together and enjoy bonding and camaraderie. For someone with COPD, Labor Day may be just another day of labored breathing. So, this year, if you have COPD or any lung disease, celebrate Labor Day and try and create a special moment.

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Life Expectancy With COPD

5 Apr 2018
| Under COPD, Disease Education, Lung Disease, Medical | Posted by | 0 Comments
Life Expectancy with COPD

When talking about the progression of COPD, there is the unfortunate fact that death will occur at some point. However, there are actions that can help slow the progression of COPD. This post is meant to highlight an all too common question that gets asked by patients: what is the life expectancy with COPD.

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