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The official blog of the Lung Institute.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Those with Lung Disease and Their Caregivers

13 Feb 2018
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Those with Lung Disease and Their Caregivers

Valentine’s Day is a day of love. It’s a day dedicated to showing the people in our lives how much we appreciate them. That we care for them. That our world is a much better place solely because they’re in it. One way we do this is by giving them Valentine’s Day gifts. Gift Ideas…

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People with COPD Show Improvement with Solid Social Support

26 Oct 2017
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Recent research investigated whether having a good social support network makes a difference in whether someone with a lung disease engages in healthy behaviors.

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COPD Stages, and What They Mean to a Caregiver

8 Feb 2017
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COPD Stages and What They Mean to a Caregiver

We’ve read about the effects of COPD on patients. What do caregivers need to know? Knowing the stage of a patient’s COPD can aid caregivers in understanding a patient’s requirements, as well as in planning for future medical supplies, treatment and hospitalization.

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How to Fly with Oxygen Tanks

1 Dec 2016
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How to Fly with Oxygen Tanks

For people with lung disease who regularly need supplemental oxygen, the hassle of airline travel can seem like a daunting task. But fear not, because even though it takes a few more steps, commercial airline travel is still an option. Here are some travel tips when flying with oxygen tanks.

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5 Things Someone with Lung Disease Wants You to Know

22 Jun 2016
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5 Things Someone with Lung Disease Wants You to Know

Knowing what to say or do when you’re loved one has a chronic lung disease can be challenging. You want to be supportive, but sometimes you might not know the best way to be supportive. Check out the 5 things someone with lung disease wants you to know to learn more.

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5 Tips to Help Caregivers Stay Healthy

26 Feb 2016
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5 Tips to Help Caregivers Stay Healthy

When you’re a caregiver, it can seem difficult to find the time to take care of yourself. With your well-being in mind, we’ve compiled 5 tips to help caregivers stay healthy.

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Caregivers and COPD: Finding a Support Group

11 Feb 2016
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Caregivers and COPD: Finding a Support Group

If you’re a caregiver for someone with COPD, finding the right support group for yourself can help you take better care of your loved one.

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How to Help a Parent with Lung Disease

29 Jan 2016
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How to Help a Parent with Lung Disease

The battle with lung disease can be frustrating for the person with the disease. However, they don’t have to do it alone. Here are some tips on how a child can help their parent with lung disease.

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A Look Inside the Life of a Caregiver

12 Jan 2016
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A Look Inside the Life of a Caregiver

Living with a chronic lung disease can be difficult. To learn more about what the day-to-day tasks entail, the emotional challenges of caring for someone with COPD, and how to be most helpful, we interviewed a former caregiver.

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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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