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Cellular Treatment Therapy vs. Lung Transplant

22 Nov 2014
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Cellular Therapy vs. Lung Transplant Lung Institute

Lung transplants are often recommended to individuals in the last stage of their disease. In most situations, a lung transplant is prescribed to a person when it is suspected that they will not survive another year. Typically, good candidates for a lung transplant are in their 40s or younger and in good health, with the…

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Lung Transplant Survival Rates

21 Nov 2014
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Lung Transplant Survival Rates Lung Institute

What Happens after the Transplant? For people with a very severe form of lung disease there are very few options for treatment. Lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease or pulmonary fibrosis, are terminal and have no known cure. Even with the availability of alternative treatments like cellular therapy, some people…

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What Happens during a Lung Transplant?

10 Sep 2014
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What Happens during a Lung Transplant Lung Institute

Back in the late 1960s in South Africa, Dr. Christiaan Barnard made headlines across the globe when he successfully transplanted the first human heart into 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky. While over the years heart transplants have continued to be in the limelight, lung transplantation has taken a decided back seat. And yet key to the success…

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It’s a Controversial Topic: Can Marijuana Help Lung Disease?

14 Aug 2014
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Marijuana Help Lung Disease Lung Institute

Smoking marijuana with lung disease may seem counter-productive, but in fact, studies have shown that the use of medical marijuana may have benefits to respiratory health. Although modern medicine has agreed that smoking in any form is hazardous to lung health, the question remains, Can Marijuana Help Lung Disease?

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