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Traveling to Lung Health Institute

Traveling to Lung Health Institute

At Lung Health Institute, 86% of our patients travel to reach one of our 5 clinic locations. If you are traveling, here are a few things to keep in mind for your upcoming trip. Be sure to talk to your doctor before your scheduled appointment date. That way, you can go...
Should You Consider Using Red Sage for COPD?

Should You Consider Using Red Sage for COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is typically treated using medications and supplemental oxygen. In fact, many COPD patients carry inhalers or oxygen with them almost all the time. However, some patients have begun to look for natural treatments to...
Salmon Roasted in Butter and Almonds

Salmon Roasted in Butter and Almonds

If you’re looking for a delicious dinner recipe that also benefits your lungs, then salmon roasted in butter with almonds is just what you’re looking for. Salmon is a great source of protein that tastes amazing and has many health benefits, especially when you choose...
2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

Hello, everyone. My name is Russell Winwood, and I’m a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient. You may know me as the COPD athlete. I’m also a father, and I can tell you that nothing makes me happier than spending time with my sons on Father’s Day....
2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

Many people might say the smell of a barbecue grill is synonymous with summertime. However, patients with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may think this isn’t an activity that’s possible for this condition. There are 2 tips...
Marijuana and COPD: Medical Professionals Are Still Unsure

Marijuana and COPD: Medical Professionals Are Still Unsure

Marijuana is an extremely controversial substance, and many people support its legalization in all U.S. states. One reason for this push is the benefits marijuana may bring to patients suffering from chronic conditions like cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary...
What’s the Difference: Phlegm Versus Mucus

What’s the Difference: Phlegm Versus Mucus

Even when you do not realize it, your body works behind the scenes 24/7 to keep you functioning. Mucus is one such silent partner invested in your well-being. Every day, the body’s mucous membranes secrete 1 to 1.5 liters of a clear, stringy fluid called mucus, most...
Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

You may have all the general travel planning out of the way, but have you planned for your oxygen needs? Planning for your oxygen needs well in advance of your trip can help you feel in control and reduce any anxiety you may feel. Below, we’ve compiled some helpful...
Shaun’s Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun’s Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun G. was content to spend time with his wife and daughter in their Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. Unfortunately, life would become much more difficult for Shaun and his family when he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.   Life Before Lung Health Institute...
3 Great Gift Categories for COPD Patients

3 Great Gift Categories for COPD Patients

You may be searching for a thoughtful gift for your loved one who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Here are 3 gift categories that can help you find the perfect present.   Health Monitoring Tools   Finding ways to monitor lung health signs, like lung...
2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete, here. Today, I want to talk about some of the benefits cycling offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I have a lot of experience with cycling personally because it’s a major component of the Ironman...
Lamb and Fennel With Mint Salad

Lamb and Fennel With Mint Salad

There are some people out there who think Greek food is the tastiest food on the planet. However, patients with chronic lung diseases may think they can’t indulge in this tasty cuisine. With this lamb and fennel with mint salad recipe, you’ll be able to satisfy...
What Does My Blood Oxygen Level Mean?

What Does My Blood Oxygen Level Mean?

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have had a doctor tell you what your blood oxygen levels are. You may not know what these values mean or how your COPD affects them. However, it’s important for COPD patients to understand these 2...
Asthma and COPD: 4 Ways They Are Different

Asthma and COPD: 4 Ways They Are Different

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both serious chronic lung conditions. However, they aren’t as similar in some respects as many people believe. While they both have symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing and chronic coughing, these...
Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

More and more people are being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every year. This chronic lung condition is progressive and currently incurable. However, there are steps COPD patients can take to slow the progression of the disease and...

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