Category Archive: Respiratory Health

Nov
19

Exercise Can Improve Quality of Life for Those With COPD – Part 2 of 2

Exercise Can Improve Quality of Life for Those with COPD Part 2 of 2 November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) month. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This problem refers to a group of lung diseases that causes …

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May
07

Seasonal Allergies in Athletes: Part 2 of 2

Allergies affect 30 % of adults and 40% of children in the United States. Last week we discussed the definition, incidence, causes and treatment for allergy sufferers. However, many of those who suffer from allergies are those engaging in athletics. Avoiding the outdoors is often not an option. Not long ago, it was unthinkable that …

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Apr
30

Dealing With Spring and Summer Allergies: Part 1 of 2

This spring and summer, make time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Northeast PA. But, for many, there is a price to pay for such pleasure‚Ķallergies! People often wonder whether or not the symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and cough are due to illnesses such a cold, flu, sinus infection or allergies.¬† The main distinguishing …

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Feb
06

Lung Cancer Risk for Non-Smokers

February is National Cancer Prevention Month! In view of this, I thought it would be appropriate to raise the level of consciousness about nonsmokers and lung cancer. Nonsmoking women are at greater risk for lung cancer than nonsmoking men. This issue received great national attention several years ago when Dana Reeve, wife of former superman …

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May
07

Lung Disease, Exercise, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become the fourth leading cause of death and is one of the only major chronic diseases which has seen an increase in mortality rates. COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma.

Mar
08

Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)

On a recent bus ride to an Eagles game I asked my friend Dr. Gregory Cali, a local pulmonologist, (lung doctor) to help me with an article on exercise-induced asthma. The topic was chosen in response to an email question from a concerned mother of an athlete with asthma.