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Quitting Smoking: You Don’t Have to Do It Alone Dec 4th, 2022

Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke kill nearly half a million people every year in the United States, making tobacco use the nation’s leading cause of preventable death. Smoking is also the primary cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer.  Deciding to quit smoking is half the battle — and...

5 Reasons to Consider a Lung Cancer Screening Nov 1st, 2022

In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer that affects both men and women (following skin cancer). Unfortunately, lung cancer is also the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among American adults. More people in the U.S. die of lung cancer than of any other...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Shortness of Breath Oct 1st, 2022

Shortness of breath is the uncomfortable, tight-chested sensation of not being able to take a deep breath or get enough air into your lungs. Physicians call this frightening feeling dyspnea, and it can come on suddenly (acute dyspnea) or develop slowly, over time (chronic dyspnea).  At Fivestar Pulmonary Associates in...

It’s Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Sep 1st, 2022

If you can’t remember the last time you woke up in the morning feeling refreshed, alert, and ready for your day, you’re not alone. About 70 million adults in the United States live with a chronic sleep disorder that sabotages their ability to get the deep, restful sleep they need...

What Is COPD and Who Is at Risk? Aug 7th, 2022

For the tens of millions of people affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it can be exhausting to cope with unrelenting breathing difficulties, frequent coughing, and other persistent respiratory symptoms.  Early COPD symptoms tend to emerge slowly. As a result, many people live with the condition for years before they’re properly...

Asthma Attack Triggers You Should Be Aware Of Jul 1st, 2022

The bad news is there’s no cure for asthma. The good news is that asthma is not only treatable, it’s often avoidable if you know what triggers an asthma attack. At Fivestar Pulmonary Associates in Allen, Texas, our board-certified specialists, Dr. Anthony Nebor and Dr. Asif Najmuddin, care for your...