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5 Games to Sharpen the Mind

17 Feb 2016
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5 Games to Sharpen the Mind

As we get older, it may take a bit more effort to remember things than in our younger days. It seems to be usually the short-term type of memory that slips most.
There are ways to fight back. Here are 5 Games to Sharpen the Brain.

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Benefits of Keeping a Personal Journal

29 Dec 2015
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Benefits of Keeping a Personal Journal

Writing in a journal gives people a creative outlet. Some people keep treatment journals so that they can track their progress. Other people like to write about their thoughts and emotions in a personal journal. While there are many benefits of keeping a treatment journal, there are also many benefits of keeping a personal journal.

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5 Psychological Challenges of Lung Disease and How to Overcome Them

23 Dec 2015
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5 Psychological Challenges of Lung Disease and How to Overcome Them

Anyone suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can tell you that the psychological effects of the disease can be just as debilitating as the physical. And as the effects of lung disease become more pronounced, they can erode one’s previous quality of life creating feelings of shame, helplessness, fear, depression and a lack of motivation . Although these issues can be overwhelmingly difficult to overcome, with your health in mind, the Lung Institute has put together a short list addressing these psychological challenges and some strategies to overcome them.

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Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

25 Nov 2015
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Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living out your life, consciously aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.” –Oprah Winfrey

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The Power of Positive Thinking

23 Nov 2015
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The Power of Positive Thinking

For someone living with a chronic lung disease, staying positive can be difficult. However, practicing some positive thinking techniques can have added health benefits.

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Maintaining Cognitive Function

2 Nov 2015
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Maintaining Cognitive Function

For those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the oxygen deprivation that comes from restricted breathing can have a negative effect on cognitive health. Often this decline in cognitive function will manifest as a decrease in memory recall, concentration, and other mental functions. However, by focusing on a few crucial areas, it’s possible to make meaningful steps towards maintaining cognitive function.

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5 Ways to Stimulate Cognitive Function

26 Oct 2015
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5 Ways to Stimulate Cognitive Function

It’s an unfortunate fact that for those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cognitive function can gradually decline as breathing becomes more difficult. However, through several brain empowering means it is not only possible to retain your current cognitive function but to improve on it as well. With this in mind, the Lung Institute has created a shortlist of five brain building exercises to keep your body healthy and the mind sharp.

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Camping with Lung Disease

Summer and camping go together. The warmer months are our chance to get out into the beauty of nature and pitch a tent, cast a line over the water, and make memories with loved ones. But for millions who suffer from conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, feeling well enough to spend time…

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Lung Disease Support Groups in Pittsburgh

7 Jun 2015
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Lung Disease Support Groups in Pittsburgh

Finding Support Are you looking for Lung Disease Support Groups in Pittsburgh? A diagnosis of a chronic lung disease does not constitute a death sentence, but it can certainly feel difficult to stay optimistic. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. Not only do you have friends, family members and caregivers, in…

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