May 2014

Exciting news – this month marks the first anniversary of our Tampa clinic. Thank you for your support in the past year. To celebrate our first anniversary, we are throwing a party and you’re invited! The party will include refreshments and giveaways including the grand prize of a FREE venous cellular therapy*. Please see below for details about the party and how to RSVP.

Did you know that May is Better Sleep Month? There is a connection between sleep and lung disease. People with COPD have a higher prevalence of insomnia, nightmares, and daytime sleepiness compared to the general population. Up to 50% of COPD patients report significant sleep disturbances. There is also a risk for overlap syndrome, which means having both COPD and obstructive sleep apnea.

A hot topic as we move into a potentially smog-filled summer: air quality. Smog is ozone, an invisible gas in the air that reacts chemically with lung tissue and causes irritation. Air quality is an issue both indoors and outdoors, and it can make a big difference in how you feel if you have lung disease.

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Better Sleep Month

Getting enough sleep is important to your health. Maintaining overall health is especially important for people with lung disease. Insufficient sleep causes adverse effects such as difficulty paying attention, mood swings, and irritability. Too little sleep can also compromise your immune system. However, getting sufficient sleep can be difficult, considering that people with lung disease report higher instances of sleep disturbances and insomnia.

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How Does Air Quality Affect You?

Air quality is the state of the air all around us and the degree to which the air is pollution-free. And it’s more important than you may think for people with COPD or other lung disease. Ozone and pollution can worsen coughing and wheezing, and contribute to shortness of breath. Ozone, an invisible gas, often referred to as smog, is prevalent outdoors and it reacts chemically with lung tissue. This causes inflammation, shortness of breath, chest pain, and increased risk for COPD exacerbations.

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* 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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