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5 Tools for Quitting Smoking for Good

Quitting smoking can be challenging, but with the right mindset, tools, and support, we’re confident you can kick the habit for good. Learn more about smoking cessation tools that can enhance your efforts and help you be successful.
Feb 1st, 2024
When Is Shortness of Breath Serious?

When Is Shortness of Breath Serious?

Dyspnea, or shortness of breath, can be a sign of many different health problems, including serious heart and lung conditions. Here’s when this uncomfortable, tight-chested sensation of “air hunger” is cause for concern. 
Jan 17th, 2024
5 Symptoms of Pleural Effusion

5 Symptoms of Pleural Effusion

Pleural effusion — sometimes referred to as “water on the lungs”— is the abnormal buildup of excess fluid in the space between your lungs and chest cavity. Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of this common condition.
Dec 6th, 2023
Two Main Types of Sleep Apnea and How They're Treated

Two Main Types of Sleep Apnea and How They're Treated

There are two main types of sleep apnea, and each requires treatment. Learn about the different forms of “sleep-disordered breathing,” and find out how the right care approach can correct your problem and protect your health.
Nov 1st, 2023
Who Is at Risk for Developing Emphysema?

Who Is at Risk for Developing Emphysema?

Emphysema is a progressive and irreversible — but treatable — lung disease that affects your lungs’ ability to transfer oxygen to your blood. As one of the main forms of COPD, its causes are the same as its risk factors. Learn more here.
Oct 4th, 2023
Understanding the Different Types of Sleep Apnea

Understanding the Different Types of Sleep Apnea

Exceptionally common and exceedingly underdiagnosed, sleep apnea causes dozens of breathing pause/partial awakening events throughout the night. Here, we explore the three forms of this breathing-related sleep disorder.
Sep 1st, 2023
 Can Asthma Be Life-Threatening?

Can Asthma Be Life-Threatening?

If you have asthma, you know that symptom attacks can be serious. What you may not realize, however, is that they can be deadly too. Luckily, life-threatening asthma episodes are also avoidable. Learn more here. 
Aug 7th, 2023
5 Ways to Increase Your Oxygen Flow When You Breathe

5 Ways to Increase Your Oxygen Flow When You Breathe

Breathing is vital to life — without oxygen, your brain and your body stop functioning very quickly. But what happens when your blood oxygen levels are less than ideal? Learn five ways to increase your oxygen flow naturally.
Jul 6th, 2023
Can Smoking Cessation Reverse COPD?

Can Smoking Cessation Reverse COPD?

Smoking isn’t just the primary cause of COPD, it’s also the main cause of accelerated COPD progression. Find out how quitting smoking supports improved COPD symptom control, easier breathing, and a better quality of life.
May 9th, 2023
How Oral Devices Can Treat Your Sleep Apnea

How Oral Devices Can Treat Your Sleep Apnea

Treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) isn’t just about putting an end to chronic snoring and frequent awakenings — it’s also about protecting your health. Here’s what you should know if a custom oral device is part of your treatment plan.
Apr 1st, 2023
4 Tests That Evaluate Your Oxygen

4 Tests That Evaluate Your Oxygen

If a chronic lung disease keeps your body from getting enough oxygen, your health and vitality suffer. Luckily, the various testing techniques used in a comprehensive oxygen evaluation can help determine if you’re a candidate for oxygen therapy.
Mar 7th, 2023
5 Ways to Prevent a Severe Asthma Attack

5 Ways to Prevent a Severe Asthma Attack

If you’ve got asthma, you know the condition is always with you — and you also know an asthma attack only occurs when something bothers your lungs. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to control your asthma symptoms and prevent a severe attack.
Feb 10th, 2023
How to Spot Pneumonia Symptoms

How to Spot Pneumonia Symptoms

It can be hard to differentiate between pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses like the flu or COVID-19. Learn about the signs and symptoms of this common lung infection, and find out why a proper diagnosis is so important.
Jan 3rd, 2023
Quitting Smoking: You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

Quitting Smoking: You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

Most adults who smoke want to quit, but fewer than 1 in 10 adult cigarette smokers succeed in quitting each year. Smoking cessation is entirely achievable — and we can give you the tools and support you need to succeed.
Dec 4th, 2022
Lung Cancer Screening

5 Reasons to Consider a Lung Cancer Screening

Are you a heavy smoker? Did you smoke for many years before recently kicking the habit? Do you have COPD? Learn about these and other reasons you should consider having a lung cancer screening today.
Nov 1st, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Shortness of Breath

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath makes respiration feel difficult or restricted. It has many potential causes: Some require immediate emergency care, while others call for prompt evaluation. Either way, it should never be ignored. Here’s why.
Oct 1st, 2022
 It’s Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

It’s Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea doesn’t just sap your energy and leave you feeling irritable, it also undermines your mental and physical well-being. Learn how this chronic sleep disorder can cause serious health complications, and find out what you can do about it.
Sep 1st, 2022
What Is COPD and Who Is at Risk?

What Is COPD and Who Is at Risk?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects millions of people in the United States, many of whom don’t even know they have it. Learn more about this common lung-damaging condition, and find out if you're at risk of developing it.
Aug 7th, 2022
Asthma Attack Triggers You Should Be Aware Of

Asthma Attack Triggers You Should Be Aware Of

Nothing’s more frightening than gasping for oxygen through narrowed airways — an experience you know well if you have asthma. But you can reduce those terrifying episodes by avoiding your asthma triggers. Here are some of the common culprits.
Jul 1st, 2022