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What Is COPD and Who Is at Risk?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common but serious lung condition. It develops with long-term exposure to irritants like cigarette smoke, and you could be at risk. Learn what COPD is and what causes it.
Nov 2nd, 2022

The Importance of COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines

These days, staying healthy and protecting those around you is of utmost importance. With flu season approaching, now’s the time to learn more about how COVID-19 and flu vaccines work, and whether vaccination is right for you.
Sep 1st, 2022

How Does a Cough Become Chronic?

Cough is a natural beneficial reflex and a common symptom of acute illness. But when a cough lasts longer than eight weeks, it could be a sign of a more serious issue. Learn the differences between acute and chronic coughs, and when to see a doctor.
Aug 1st, 2022

Recognizing the Signs of Sleep Apnea

Loud snoring is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — a disruptive and potentially dangerous sleep disorder — but it’s not the only one. Keep reading to find out how to spot other common signs of OSA.
Jul 1st, 2022

What Are the Complications of Lung Disease?

We now in fact think of chronic obstructive lung disease as what we call a systemic disorder meaning that it has effect on and interactions with other parts of the body.
Oct 18th, 2013

What Are the Causes of Lung Disease?

Not too long ago the statement was made that if a patient had chronic obstructive lung disease that it was related to cigarette smoking, period. And only with very rare incidence was it related to anything else.
Aug 14th, 2011

Dr. Kamelhar Awarded National Top Doc by New York Magazine

New York Magazine Best Doctors Jun 5, 2011 Dr. Kamelhar was awarded Top Doctors: New York Metro Area award, which lists those whom Castle Connolly has determined to be in the top 10 percent of the region’s physicians—more than 6,000 in all.
Jun 5th, 2011

How Do You Diagnose COPD?

The formal diagnosis of COPD is made with breathing testing or what we call “pulmonary function testing”.
Jun 12th, 2010

What Are the Symptoms of COPD?

The most common symptoms of chronic obstructive lung disease are cough, mucus production, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
Mar 17th, 2010

Is Asthma Considered Part of COPD?

We started off with our definition of chronic obstructive lung disease, or COPD, by including the notion that it is a not reversible limitation of the flow of air.
Feb 19th, 2010

What Is the COPD Screening Questionnaire?

In order to make various conditions more easily detected to patients and their physicians, different medical organizations have devised short questionnaires of 4 or 5 or 6 or 10 questions that’s easy for the patient to complete...
May 22nd, 2009

What Is COPD?

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a disease that is characterized by what we call air flow limitation. Air flow limitation means the air flow through the bronchial tubes is less than it should be.
Apr 26th, 2009