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 stem cell 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 Stem Cell Therapy

Recently, country music superstar Willie Nelson has been in the news for receiving stem cell 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.

* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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.

Under current FDA guidelines and regulations 1271.10 and 1271.15, the Lung Institute complies with all necessary requirements for operation. The Lung Institute is firmly in accordance with the conditions set by the FDA for exemption status and conducts itself in full accordance with current guidelines. Any individual who accesses Lung Institute's website for information is encouraged to speak with his or her primary physician for treatment suggestions and conclusive evidence. All information on this site should be used for educational and informational use only.

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 stem cell 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.