By James Gutmann, MD Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lesser-known respiratory disease but is every bit as dangerous and difficult to manage as asthma. COPD is an umbrella term for a grouping of specific symptoms that are incurable but manageable with appropriate treatment and lifestyle adjustments.
Dr. Anne McLaughlin, Deaconess Clinic Allergist
Does this spring find you sneezing, sniffling and itching? You’re in good company right now, in large part due to the high tree pollen counts. This year’s allergy season is a little bit late due to the cold winter; however, once it started, it hit suddenly and hard.
Quitting smoking can be incredibly challenging. Some past smokers say that quitting was one of the hardest things they’ve ever done, but also one of the things they’re most proud of doing. Deaconess now offers a new tool in the challenge to quit smoking.
While I know everyone looks forward to spring after a long winter, there are some people who are probably feeling a little bit of dread when it comes to their spring allergies, which will start just as soon as the weather warms up. So if you are prone to seasonal allergies, there are some things you can do to help reduce your suffering.
Get the basic explanations of COPD and asthma; understand how they can be prevented, diagnosed and treated; and get tips on managing both conditions—particularly in the winter.
Dr. Ahmed talks about Low Dose CT Scan.