December 2015


With the holidays being such a busy time of year, it can be difficult to find time to shop for thoughtful gifts, cook healthy meals or stay up-to-date on the latest news, such as Willie Nelson recently receiving cellular therapy for emphysema. To help you stay on top of the latest lung disease topics, below we’ve compiled a list of articles about traveling with supplemental O2, the perfect gift for someone with COPD, and how to enjoy some delicious COPD-friendly foods. We hope you enjoy these articles and have a happy holiday season.

Happy Holidays,


Lung Institute


Willie Nelson and Cellular Therapy

Recently, country music superstar Willie Nelson has been in the news for receiving cellular therapy for emphysema, and the Lung Institute wishes him a speedy recovery.


Travel Tips with Lung Disease while on Supplemental O2

Traveling with supplemental oxygen is easier when you have the basic travel tips for planes, cars and boats in your travel toolbox.


Top 5 Gifts for Someone with COPD

If you’re looking for a practical yet thoughtful gift for yourself or someone with COPD, check out which gifts made our top 5 list.


COPD-Friendly Foods You’ll Enjoy

Finding foods to fit your specific diet can be challenging, so we have compiled a list of alternative foods you might want to try.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

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