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What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common problem that affects a person’s breathing during sleep. A person with OSA has times during sleep in which air cannot flow normally into the lungs. The block in airflow (obstruction) is usually caused by the collapse of the soft tissues in the back of the throat (upper airway) […]

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How To Use Your RESPIMAT Inhaler (Video)

How To Use Your RESPIMAT Inhaler (Video)

This is the official step-by-step video on how to prepare and use your Respimat inhaler from Boehringer. Please click >>>here<<< For even more information on your Respimat inhaler, click the link below from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates: >>> here <<<      

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Screening for Lung Cancer

Screening for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and worldwide. Approximately 85 percent of lung cancer deaths occur in current or former cigarette smokers. Lung cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. Lung cancer that is detected early, before spreading […]

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Breathe Pennsylvania

Breathe Pennsylvania

Breathe PA is a non-profit organization that empowers individuals through awareness, education, and direct services. Visit their website to learn more about assistance with Co Pays for Pulmonary Rehab, medications, and much more. Click here: http://breathepa.org/

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. Visit the COPD Foundation website for more information.

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What is Pulmonary Rehab?

What is Pulmonary Rehab?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of exercise, education, and support to help you learn to breathe—and function—at the highest level possible. Generally patients who participate in pulmonary rehabilitation improve their ability to exercise and can be more active with less shortness of breath. At pulmonary rehabilitation you’ll work with a team of specialists who will […]

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Stem Cell Therapy For Lung Diseases

Stem Cell Therapy For Lung Diseases

We frequently are asked about stem cell transplant for the treatment of COPD. Unfortunately there are no scientific studies published in peer reviewed journals (the ones that matter) that support the use stem cell therapy for lung disease. There is ongoing research in this potential treatment but based on current scientific information it cannot be […]

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What is Bronchiectasis?

What is Bronchiectasis?

Bronchiectasis (brong-ke-EK-ta-sis) is a condition in which damage to the airways causes them to widen and become flabby and scarred. The airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. Bronchiectasis usually is the result of an infection or other condition that injures the walls of your airways or prevents the airways […]

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Keeping Your CPAP Mask On At Night

Techniques to Keep a CPAP Mask on at Night The American Sleep Apnea Association reports that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most effective way for treating obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked, most often when the tissue of the throat caves in and closes during sleep. A CPAP […]