Info Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Know About Coronavirus

Info Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Know About Coronavirus

Coronavirus and the condition it causes, known as COVID-19, are trending issues worldwide, and they’re issues that any person with a chronic lung disease should be aware of. This family of viruses has been linked to issues ranging from the common cold and flu to...

Vaping: 3 Reasons It’s the New Big Tobacco

E-cigarettes use a heating element to turn special liquids into an aerosol that users breathe in, and this action is known as vaping. Vape companies originally hailed the practice as safer than smoking and even argued that it could be a tool to help smokers quit....
Study Reports Vaping Increases Emphysema Risk

Study Reports Vaping Increases Emphysema Risk

When vaping first appeared, many medical professionals thought that it might be a safer alternative to smoking. Statements like these could be one of the reasons that about 1 in 5 people between the ages of 18 and 29 report vaping regularly.  Unfortunately, emerging...
Can Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

Can Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

Using e-cigarettes (also called vaping) is becoming a common alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat liquid to form an inhalable vapor. Both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly...
Black Lung Disease Is on the Rise

Black Lung Disease Is on the Rise

In the 1990s, diagnosis of black lung disease (coal workers’ pneumoconiosis) had dropped to historic lows. Complicated black lung disease — also called pulmonary massive fibrosis (PMF) — was considered to be a rare condition. Occurrences had been steadily dropping...
The Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

The Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

Over the past few years, vaping has quietly become popular in mainstream culture. Vaping involves the use of e-cigarettes, which are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid to produce an inhalable aerosol. The practice is called vaping because users are inhaling...
Updates to Current Vaping Laws

Updates to Current Vaping Laws

Vape pens and e-cigarettes have become an accepted alternative to traditional tobacco products in the past few years. Many people have even claimed that these products can help people stop smoking. However, there is also a growing body of evidence that suggests vape...
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 Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

Lung Health Institute Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

There are many positive aspects of the Lung Health Institute that appeal to patients with chronic lung conditions. For instance, the Lung Health Institute offers natural treatments for many chronic lung diseases, including COPD. However, one indication that our...
Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation

Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation

Our experienced physicians with Lung Health Institute presented compelling findings at the 7th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation this weekend. Jack Coleman Jr., M.D., FACS and Melissa Rubio, Ph.D., APRN addressed the need for new,...
New Program Helps People With Chronic Illness Breathe Easier

New Program Helps People With Chronic Illness Breathe Easier

August 16, 2018 (TAMPA, Fla.) – People suffering from chronic lung disease soon may find it easier to breathe, thanks to a new program recently developed by the Lung Health Institute. Designed to help patients take charge of their health and increase lung function by...