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Lifetime TV’s “Access Health” Touts Lung Institute’s Stem Cell Therapy


The Lung Institute got a chance to tell its remarkable story to a national television audience in early November. Lifetime TV’s “Access Health” featured Dr. James St. Louis, Lung Institute senior medical advisor, discussing the innovative stem cell therapy that has helped many people address the progression of their COPD and do more than just…

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

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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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Travel Tips with Lung Disease While on Supplemental 02

19 Nov 2017
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Travel Tips with Lung Disease while on Supplemental 02

No matter if it’s by land, air or sea, it’s possible to travel comfortably while on supplemental oxygen. Check out these travel tips for people with lung disease while on supplemental 02.

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How Do Non-Smokers Get Pulmonary Fibrosis?

18 Nov 2017
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How do non-smokers get pulmonary fibrosis?

How do non-smokers get pulmonary fibrosis? While the specific cause may be unknown, there are a few possible causes. Learn more about pulmonary fibrosis causes and treatments here.

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Veterans and Lung Disease: Know the Facts

12 Nov 2017
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Veterans and Lung Disease: Know the Facts

With exposure to many allergens, chemicals and pollutants, if you’re a veteran, it’s important to know the facts about veterans and lung disease. Read on for more information.

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A Short History of Veterans’ Lung Disease

11 Nov 2017
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Short History of Veterans Lung Disease

Learn more about veterans’ lung disease in this short history and what’s being done to help veterans fight lung diseases. Keep reading for more information.

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Eating Out with COPD: 4 Tips for Living and Breathing Easier

7 Nov 2017
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A few things to remember when you just don’t feel like cooking. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a degenerative lung disease that slowly wears away a patient’s breathing ability and quality of life. Although difficulty breathing can often be the biggest concern for this group, the day-to-day fatigue that comes with it can be…

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When COPD Medications Fail: The Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

5 Nov 2017
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Stem cell 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 stem cell therapy for lung disease, the body’s sources for stem cells (blood and bone marrow) are withdrawn from the patient, the stem 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 stem cell therapy as opposed to other traditional forms of treatment is that because stem cell therapy uses the body’s own stem cells, there are virtually no risks of adverse effects.

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5 Leading COPD FAQS for Caregivers

4 Nov 2017
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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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* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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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 stem cell 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.