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This Week in Lung Disease: Tired? Try a Siesta

8 Jul 2016
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This week in lung disease


For those with chronic lung disease, finding the latest lung disease news can be tough. Few medical publications cover this topic regularly. That’s why we at the Lung Institute search the internet for the latest lung disease news stories, lifestyle tips and stem cell therapy developments – so you don’t have to.

Can’t sleep through the night? Try a Siesta

If you’re like most Americans, you’re not getting enough sleep. More than 35 percent of adults in a recent report are getting less than the seven to nine hours of sleep recommended each night. If you’re one of those people, why not try a siesta (Spanish for nap)? The siesta is common in Latin countries around the world. According to two Australian sleep experts, splitting your sleep pattern will help you achieve the recommended sleep time and help keep you more energized when you’re awake.

For more information, check out the full story on The Huffington Post.

Canadian Wildfire Smoke Causes Problems for the U.S.

As Canada deals with one of its worst wildfire seasons in recent memory, the United States is dealing with the byproduct of those fires. Wildfires have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres, releasing harmful pollutants and smoke into the atmosphere. These pollutants have been blown mostly in the direction of states between the Rocky Mountains and the Midwest. This noxious gas is especially harmful to the elderly and those with lung disease. Air quality alerts have been issued in Washington, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri.

For more information, check out the full story on the Los Angeles Times’ website.

MLB Pitchers Opt for Stem Cell Therapy over Shoulder Surgery

In an effort to get back on the mound sooner after serious injuries, two Major League Baseball pitchers are turning to stem cell therapy. Los Angeles Angels pitchers Andrew Heaney and Garrett Richards suffered season-ending ligament injuries in their throwing arms. With the goal of avoiding ligament replacement, commonly known as Tommy John surgery, and a year and a half rehab, they choose stem cell therapy. They each had stem cells extracted from their bone marrow injected into their injured elbows. Now they wait and for the results.

To learn more about this story, check out the Los Angeles Times.

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. Here at the Lung Institute, we specialize in stem cell treatments for those with lung disease such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. For more information about the Lung Institute or stem cell therapy, please contact one of our patient coordinators by calling (800) 729-3065 today.

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