Health & Wellness Topics
An Inside Look at Lung Cancer and Palliative Care
Coping with side effects from lung cancer and its treatment can be one of the most stressful parts of facing a cancer diagnosis. Many people don't know there is a medical sub-specialty called palliative medicine (sometimes called supportive care) that is aimed at helping patients manage their side effects and improve their quality of life.
From Scan to Cancer Survivor
Frank F. successfully quit smoking after making a promise to his daughter. A smoker since the age of 15, Frank said that smoking was a part of his everyday life. "Back in those days, you had people who were lighting up before doing just about anything." Before quitting, Frank had smoked 22,000 cigarettes over 30 years.
Let's Be Heroes: Classic Cartoon Encourages Kids to Take Care of the Environment
Remember Captain Planet and the Planeteers? We do! It's a cartoon that aired from 1990-1996 and taught viewers to care about the environment.
You Don't Have to Wheeze at Work
Nearly 156 million Americans have the same thing in common, going to work. Since working adults spend more than half of their lives at work, the workplace becomes like a second home. Unlike at home, you may have less control at work over your exposure to certain irritants and allergens.
Yoga, Tai Chi and Your Lungs: The Benefits of Breathing through Exercise
There are countless health benefits of physical activity and exercise. But for those who live with a lung disease, engaging in a typical workout can be difficult, and without the guidance of a health professional may even be unsafe.
Why Schools Should Stock Asthma Inhalers
For many children with asthma, flare-ups happen while at school. A quick-relief inhaler can reverse asthma symptoms, but what if the student forgets their inhaler at home and a parent is unable to retrieve it?
A Chance to 'Be Rachel' Again. My Pulmonary Fibrosis Story
At the age of 4, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. My parents and I were told that this disease generally presents itself in either of two forms: one that attacks primarily the joints or a systemic version that attacks the internal organs.
What Goes in an Asthma or COPD Travel Pack?
An Asthma or COPD Travel Pack can help ensure you have all of the medicines and instructions you need in one, easily accessible place when you leave home. See what you should include.
Making the Most of Your Asthma Medicines
Nearly 26 million Americans are living with asthma, and you might be surprised to learn that of those, 19 million are adults.
Making Dents in Lung Cancer Discoveries
Mark M. Fuster, M.D., is a pulmonary disease specialist in San Diego and has worked in the field of lung disease for more than 15 years.