Read what these experts have to say about lung health, treatments, nutrition, exercise, and more.
Nutrition and Wellness
Russell Winwood, here, and for those of you who don’t know me, I’m the man people refer to as the COPD athlete. As a native of Australia, I’ve spent my fair share of time at the beach, and I still enjoy a good beach day now that I have chronic obstructive pulmonary...
Hello there, my Northern Hemisphere friends. It’s Russell Winwood the COPD athlete, and I want to talk about some hot weather tips. Even though it’s currently winter in Australia where I live, there are many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients for...
Quick Tips and Innovation
Using in-home supplemental oxygen and portable oxygen systems can be very helpful for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. One thing I think all my COPD patients on supplemental oxygen should know is that both in-home and portable oxygen systems are...
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new treatment for emphysema patients called the Zephyr Valve procedure. As the senior medical director at Lung Health Institute, I’ve been following the development and certification of this treatment with...
Popular Lung Health Articles
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and sleep apnea are 2 breathing conditions that are well known, but most people aren’t aware that they can overlap. As a physician at Lung Health Institute, I like to keep myself and my patients as informed as possible...read more
The prickly pear cactus (also called the nopal cactus) is traditionally used in Mexico to treat several ills, including high blood sugar, high cholesterol and wounds. The fruit of the prickly pear cactus can be used to make cactus juice — also known as prickly pear...read more
Smoking is one of the primary reasons people get chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung diseases. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests your genetics may play a role as well. I’m Dr. Perry at Lung Health Institute,...read more
If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or another chronic lung condition, creating and listening to music can be a healthy and fun activity for you. In particular, singing and playing a wind instrument (like the flute, harmonica, saxophone, clarinet,...read more
You may have heard that smoothies can be good for you, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients may not believe this is true for them. Hi, I’m Russell Winwood the COPD Athlete, and today, I’d like to let my fellow COPD patients know about 3 benefits...read more
It’s no wonder you hear a lot of sneezing during allergy season; the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy every year. For patients with chronic lung diseases, allergies can be...read more
As a registered nurse, I know there’s a lot of information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) out there on the internet. Many patients rely on this information, and it can be helpful if the source is reliable. In general, it’s a good idea for COPD...read more
Filipino adobo is a classic method for marinating cuts of meat or fish in the Philippines. This type of cooking was named by the Spanish — adobo is the Spanish word for “marinade.” Traditional adobo recipes call for meat to be marinated and stewed in a spicy,...read more
Some of us believe in ourselves a lot, and others have a harder time doing so. However, believing in yourself and having a positive attitude is vital for patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and there are few patients who have displayed...read more
In 2010, the CDC reported that the national health care cost of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) equaled $32.1 billion. That number was projected to rise to $49 billion by 2020. If you suffer from chronic lung disease, you are already familiar with how...read more
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) — a month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all adults get the influenza vaccine annually....read more
Lung Health Institute’s commitment to our patients doesn’t end after they visit one of our 5 clinics. In fact, receiving our cellular therapy is just the beginning. Even after you leave our clinics, Lung Health Institute is committed to helping you get back to the...read more