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This Week in Lung Disease: Lung Disease and Other Health Issues Arise Post-9/11

22 Sep 2016
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This Week in Lung Disease

The news cycle never stops. Each day, the latest news stories are published about all the topics people care about. For those with lung disease, sometimes it can be a challenge to find news stories about lung health.

That’s why the Lung Institute searches the internet to find the latest lung disease news, so you can spend more time doing the things you love to do.

Post-9/11 Lung Disease, Cancer and Other Conditions Continue to Develop

As Americans took time to remember the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, people look at the lasting impact that day has had on New Yorkers. One of the areas which has gained more attention in recent years is the lasting health effects of New York residents and first responders.

The billows of smoke that came rushing down the streets of New York that day were actually toxic, filled with asbestos, fiberglass, metal, plastic and much more. Studies have shown that many rescue and cleanup workers, employees and residents of South Manhattan have reported bad health conditions. Some of those conditions include COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sleep apnea, post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and cancer.

For more information, read the full article at Forbes.

Exercise Helps Ease Depression, Anxiety in COPD Patients

According to new research, those with COPD who remained physically active are less likely to experience depression and anxiety as the disease progresses. According to the research, conducted over five years of follow-ups, higher physical activity level at baseline was associated with an 11 percent reduced risk of developing anxiety and a 15 percent reduced risk of depression. The study, conducted in the Netherlands and Switzerland, was presented to the European Respiratory Society International Congress earlier this month.

For more information, go to MedPage Today.

“Smoke Waves” Create Consistent Concern for those with Lung Disease in Western United States

Americans in the western United States living with various forms of lung disease have been constantly battling wildfires in recent years. This constant battle has led to creating a new term called “smoke waves” – consecutive days of air pollution from wildfires. In the study, people in the western U.S. are more likely to experience high-pollution episodes on a regular basis due to wildfires. By factoring in climate change, the study found that incidents of two or more days of high pollution from wildfires will grow by 57 percent in frequency and 31 percent in intensity over time.

For more information, got to Health Day.

Keep checking in with us for the latest lung disease news. If you or someone you know has a chronic lung disease, remember there is hope. At the Lung Institute, we specialize in cellular therapys for those with lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. For more information about the Lung Institute or cellular therapy, please contact one of our patient coordinators by calling 888-745-6697 today.

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