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Are You a Candidate for Cellular Therapy?

Are You a Candidate for Cellular Therapy?

At Lung Health Institute, we are a patient-centric organization, which means we always put your health and care first. To make sure cellular therapy has the best chance of being an effective treatment for your chronic lung condition, we conduct a thorough medical...
Can Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

Can Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

Using e-cigarettes (also called vaping) is becoming a common alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat liquid to form an inhalable vapor. Both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly...
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Its Relationship to COPD

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Its Relationship to COPD

Many people associate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with exposure to tobacco smoke, and smoking is the primary cause of COPD. However, COPD can develop from other causes as well, including your genetics. A common form of genetic COPD is due to alpha-1...
2 Reasons Regular Checkups Are Important for COPD Patients

2 Reasons Regular Checkups Are Important for COPD Patients

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition, which means the symptoms and lung damage it causes tend to get worse over time. Regular checkups from your doctor are very important if you have COPD. These checkups give doctors the...
3 Lung-Healthy Recipes That Are Perfect for Wintertime

3 Lung-Healthy Recipes That Are Perfect for Wintertime

Winter is often a time when our bodies start craving hot, carb-heavy foods, and all these carbs can cause your inflammation to spike when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Like most people, I definitely start craving hot meals when it’s cold...
Losing Weight on the Anti-Inflammatory Initiative

Losing Weight on the Anti-Inflammatory Initiative

You may not know if your body is affected by chronic inflammation. In fact, you may not even have any obvious symptoms that tell you that inflammation is in your body.  However, chronic inflammation brings down your immune system and causes your body to be more...
3 Tips for Staying Hydrated When It’s Cold Outside

3 Tips for Staying Hydrated When It’s Cold Outside

Many people with a chronic lung disease think that their hydration worries are over when it gets cold outside, but nothing could be further from the truth. Outdoor activities like going shopping, shovelling snow and walking to the mailbox expose you to the dry air of...
7 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs in Frigid Weather

7 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs in Frigid Weather

Cold air makes it more difficult to breathe. When you have a chronic lung disease, anything that makes it more difficult to breathe is a problem. However, you cannot be expected to stay cooped up indoors all winter. If you must go outside, take some precautions to...
What is EVALI?

What is EVALI?

EVALI stands for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury. Simply put, it’s a condition people get when vaping injures their lungs. The news has been filled with updates on vaping-related illnesses. Use of e-cigarettes, commonly referred to as vaping,...
3 Simple Tips to Improve Your Diet in the New Year

3 Simple Tips to Improve Your Diet in the New Year

New year, new you? It can be easy to make a resolution and much harder to keep it. Many diet resolutions fail, not because the person isn’t trying to do a good job, but because the diet is too complicated. For those with chronic lung conditions, reducing inflammation...
How National Radon Action Month Is Connected to COPD

How National Radon Action Month Is Connected to COPD

Radon gas exposure might not be something that you’ve heard of, but it’s so dangerous that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated the entire month of January National Radon Action Month. Here are some things you should know about radon gas and why...
Find the Resolve to Quit Smoking in the New Year

Find the Resolve to Quit Smoking in the New Year

If quitting smoking is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. The business magazine Inc. ranked quitting smoking as number 6 on its list of the 10 most common resolutions in 2019. And there’s no better time to quit than now. According to the Centers...
Is THC Causing Vaping-Related Lung Injuries?

Is THC Causing Vaping-Related Lung Injuries?

This year, a spate of unusual lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use has swept across the United States and harmed over 2,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). E-cigarette use, or vaping, has been around for years, which...
3 Tips on How to Manage COPD This Holiday Season

3 Tips on How to Manage COPD This Holiday Season

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) isn’t easy, but with the right education and support from professionals and friends, you can improve your quality of life. Managing your COPD is even more difficult during the cold months, so Lung Health...

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