3 Halloween Tips for People With COPD

3 Halloween Tips for People With COPD

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can feel like they aren’t able to take part in Halloween and other holidays anymore, but there are plenty of ways you can still be involved in this iconic fall holiday. Here are 3 tips that can help you enjoy...
Lung Health Benefits of Fall Harvest Foods

Lung Health Benefits of Fall Harvest Foods

Fall is a very special time of year for many of us. The leaves are falling, and the temperature is becoming more brisk. However, fall is also a great time of year for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients like me, and one reason is because there are 3...
Q&A: Top Things to Know About Vaping

Q&A: Top Things to Know About Vaping

The use of e-cigarettes and “vaping” has emerged as a growing but controversial trend — as many have begun to question whether e-cigarettes are truly a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and if enough research has been conducted to truly understand their...
Anxiety? Guilt? You’re Not Alone.

Anxiety? Guilt? You’re Not Alone.

By: Melissa Rubio, Ph.D., APRN While the physical impacts of COPD have been studied extensively in the clinical setting, little research exists on the emotions and feelings a patient faces while living with this chronic disease. Understanding what the patient is...
Lung Health Institute Partners with Lift Pulmonary Rehab

Lung Health Institute Partners with Lift Pulmonary Rehab

You may have been prescribed pulmonary rehab in the past, but had difficulty finding a facility or therapist nearby. Research has shown that pulmonary rehab has real benefits for patients suffering from COPD, so it’s a treatment worth pursuing. However, we know that...
2 AI2™ Tips to Help You Deal With Stress and Inflammation

2 AI2™ Tips to Help You Deal With Stress and Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural body process that can be helpful if it goes on for a short amount of time. However, the long-term inflammation experienced by patients with lung conditions isn’t this helpful type of inflammation, and it’s actually increased by stress....
7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

Stress is a natural part of life as, at one time or another, we all face tense or anxious situations. A loved one passes away. We get divorced. We have money troubles. We’re the victim of a crime. If we don’t cope with these types of life events effectively, the Mayo...