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The official blog of the Lung Institute.

How Do You Quit Smoking?

16 Jul 2014
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How Do You Quit Smoking

Ashley just got home from a stressful day at work. After dealing with late reports and putting out sudden fires, she wants nothing more than to unwind from the craziness of the day. She walks to her apartment window and opens it. Lighting up a cigarette, she lets the putrefying smoke billow into the winds…

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Is There a Connection between Asthma and COPD?

16 May 2014
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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, put forth by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Spring marks peak season for allergy sufferers, and asthma patients. May 6th was World Asthma Day, and the goal of the month is to raise awareness for asthma and allergic diseases. Lung disease is closely tied…

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What Does Better Sleep Mean for COPD Patients?

30 Apr 2014
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According to the Better Sleep Council, May is Better Sleep Month. The health observance is designed to raise awareness in order to help Americans improve their sleep habits, and get enough sleep. At the Lung Institute, we recognize that sleep is important to overall well being, and maintaining health is vital for people with lung…

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Tips for Managing Spring Allergies and Lung Disease

22 Apr 2014
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To the majority of the population, pollen season is just an annual inconvenience that can be pacified by a simple trip to the doctor and a pack of tissues. But for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States, spring allergies means an increase in the likelihood…

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The Relationship of Medical Conditions and COPD

14 Apr 2014
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) greatly impacts the lives of its sufferers. Unfortunately, adding to the person’s woes can be the relationship between other medical conditions and COPD. The connection is still somewhat misunderstood by scientists, and therefore continues to be the basis of extensive research, case studies and clinical evaluation. Medical Conditions and COPD There are…

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Smoking and the Heart

25 Feb 2014
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Smoking and the heart

Smoking and the Heart In “The Relationship between COPD and Heart Problems,” we discussed how shortness of breath is associated with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease, and how to tell which disease is causing this symptom.  But what about another link between the two diseases? What about cigarettes, smoking, and the heart?…

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5 Tips to Get Heart Healthy with COPD

17 Feb 2014
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5 Tips to Get Heart Healthy with COPD With Valentine’s Day having just passed, you’ve likely seen a few heart depictions, perhaps in candy form marked with expressions of affection. While often used symbolically, the heart serves a real and crucial purpose in the human body, circulating our blood and keeping us alive. Like most people,…

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COPD and Heart Health

12 Feb 2014
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February is American Heart Month Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can actually cause high blood pressure and increase your risk for heart disease. Make sure to not only talk to your doctor about lung health but also about your heart. If you’re experiencing frequent flare-ups, two…

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Flu Season 2014 Has Peaked, But You’re Not in the Clear Yet!

27 Jan 2014
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How to Be Prepared for Flu Season 2014 If you are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis you probably already know that a yearly flu shot is essential no matter how prepared you feel. If you are hearing, or are using, the same tired excuse between sneezes, “It’s just the flu…it will pass,” you need…

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