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The official blog of the Lung Institute.

Top 3 Christmas Desserts for COPD

23 Dec 2017
| Under COPD, Diet and Nutrition, Lung Disease, Recipes | Posted by | 4 Comments
Top 3 Christmas Desserts for COPD

Christmas is around the corner and with it comes the Christmas family dinner. Celebrated around the world, Christmas is a time for showing your appreciation for family and loved ones. For many, dessert is often the best part of the celebrations. However, for those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, finding a healthy dessert that doesn’t add extra calories or cause symptoms to flare can be difficult. In the spirit of Christmas, the Lung Institute has compiled a list of the top 3 Christmas holiday desserts just in time for your holiday season.

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The Best Weather for COPD: Where to Go and What to Avoid

17 Dec 2017
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Lung Disease | Posted by | 33 Comments
The Best Weather for COPD: Where to Go and What to Avoid

When it comes to having COPD, understanding the effects of weather on symptoms is important in combating them. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you the information you need to know with The Best Weather for COPD: Where to Go and What to Avoid.

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Humidifiers for COPD During Winter: Keeping the Air at Home Clean

COPD Humidifiers During Winter: Keeping Your Air at Home Clean

For those who live with COPD, affecting one’s indoor air quality at home is critical to improving your respiratory health. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you the information you need on COPD Humidifiers During Winter: Keeping Your Air at Home Clean.

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4 Simple Steps for Clearing the Lungs Naturally

4 Simple Steps for Clearing the Lungs Naturally

Nobody likes to talk about phlegm, but for those with COPD or Pulmonary Fibrosis, phlegm build-up can cause significant problems to respiratory health. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is give you 4 Simple Steps to Clearing the Lungs Naturally.

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4 Steps to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now

28 Nov 2017
| Under COPD, Diet and Nutrition, In the Home, Lifestyle, Tips | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Starting a new diet can be extremely difficult. But when your quality of life may depend on it, these types of changes are not only beneficial to your respiratory health, but necessary. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to guide you on How to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now.

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Top 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD

25 Nov 2017
| Under COPD, Lifestyle, Lung Disease | Posted by | 24 Comments
Top 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD

Shopping for the perfect gift for someone with COPD can be challenging. Check out these top 5 gifts for someone with COPD to find the perfect, helpful gift. Keep reading for more.

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Opioid Use and COPD: The Risks of Prescription Pain-Killers

21 Nov 2017
| Under COPD, Medical | Posted by | 6 Comments
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Opioid Use and COPD are common, but can be dangerous in conjunction. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down Opioid Use and COPD: Understanding the Risks of Prescription Pain-Killers.

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When COPD Medications Fail: The Benefits of Cellular Therapy

5 Nov 2017
| Under COPD, Medical, Mental Health | Posted by | 13 Comments
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Cellular therapy is a form of treatment within the field of regenerative medicine which aims to use the body’s natural healing mechanisms to treatment current diseases. In the practice of cellular therapy for lung disease, the body’s sources for cells (blood) are withdrawn from the patient, the cells are separated and removed and finally reintroduced into the body through the veins where they eventually settle within the lungs to reduce inflammation and promote healing. The benefit of cellular therapy as opposed to other traditional forms of treatment is that because cellular therapy uses the body’s own cells, there are virtually no risks of adverse effects.

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5 Leading COPD FAQS for Caregivers

4 Nov 2017
| Under COPD, Disease Education, FAQs, Lung Disease, Medical | Posted by | 13 Comments
5 Leading COPD FAQS for Caregivers

The circumstances of being a caregiver can be incredibly difficult to overcome. Although there is a sense of duty and responsibility to those we love and care for, we must achieve a balance between our own lives, work, and family and the well-being of those in our care. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you a breakdown on the 5 Leading COPD FAQs for Caregivers, and lend a helping hand of support for those feeling overwhelmed.

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* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

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