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 stem cell treatment*. 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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* 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.