Lung & Respiratory
Are E-Cigarettes/Vaping “Better” Than Regular Cigarettes?
David Ryon, MD, Deaconess Pulmonary and Critical Care
As a doctor specializing in lung diseases, I have seen the negative outcomes resulting from tobacco use. Many patients ask me if “vaping” is better than cigarettes. I tell them the answer is complex.
Screening for Lung Cancer Saves Lives
Jugesh Cheema, MD, Radiologist, Evansville Radiology
Jessica Waggoner, BSN, RN, Deaconess Cancer Services Nurse Navigator
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, killing more Americans than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Fortunately, there is a screening tool available for those at risk for lung cancer, but many people don’t take advantage of this option.
Managing & Treating Chronic Sinusitis
Todd Wannemuehler, MD, Deaconess Clinic ENT
As an ENT (ear/nose/throat specialist, also called an otolaryngologist), with specialized training in sinus care, I’ve seen many patients with ongoing and chronic sinus issues, so I know the misery that sinus problems can cause.
Spread Fun, Not Flu
Kathryn Ekstrom, MD, Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Morganfield
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to be sick with the flu. A week or more of serious body aches, coughing, fever, etc. is not how I want to spend my time. Be prepared by getting your flu vaccine before flu season starts!