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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a chronic lung disease characterized by shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and constant coughing, can feel like a death sentence to many. For those diagnosed with a chronic lung disease, the gradual loss of abilities and the progression of the disease can be devastating. But for patients like Vaneta…
A type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), chronic bronchitis causes inflammation of the lung’s air passages. It affects two main airways – the trachea (windpipe) and small bronchi (tree-like passages in the lungs). The thin airway linings in these lungs become inflamed, leaking fluids that clog the lungs. This can cause excessive coughing, chest…
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute shares that there are three main risk factors of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): smoking, a family history of COPD, and environmental toxins. It is the last one—environmental toxins—that one French researcher says places people in certain jobs at a greater risk of developing this condition.
“One Last Gift” Come, listen my children, for you shall hear Of a Christmas Tale like none this year, Upon Eve of Christmas our story arrives, To share the tale of how Santa saved lives. Up in the North Pole, Santa worked all day, To prepare toys and games, so the children could play The…
This May 2016, the Lung Institute turns 3 years old. Our patients are constantly inspiring us, so help us celebrate our birthday by celebrating our patients. Keep reading to hear some of our patients’ stories.
As part of a new series, LI Spotlight, we’re taking time to introduce you to some of the great individuals who make up our team. These are the faces you may see when you come to our clinics for treatment.
On Dec. 7, 1941, hundreds of fighter planes from the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the United States Naval base Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, HI.
Lung disease can happen to anyone from the everyday person to celebrities. Check out our list of famous people with lung disease.
You may be surprised to learn that progressive lung disease eventually leads to heart failure. The less oxygen that you inhale with each breath, the harder your heart has to work to pump oxygen throughout your body. There are, however, things you can do to help give your heart a break. Read on to learn what you can do.