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Popcorn Lung and E-Cigarettes

Popcorn Lung and E-Cigarettes

In recent years, e-cigarettes have emerged as a popular alternative to smoking. They are often used as a crutch to help adults quit smoking, but the use of e-cigarettes is higher among high school students than adults, according to the Office of the Surgeon General. Like other tobacco products, e-cigarettes contain nicotine and other chemicals […]

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How At-Home Breath Training Improves Life for Asthma Sufferers

At-Home Breath Training

People who suffer from asthma are all too familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms, but self-taught breath retraining has been proven to help. How the Exercises Help In the same way physical exercise leads to stronger muscles, breathing exercises can help with ease of breathing throughout the day. In asthma patients, stale air can accumulate in […]

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Study Shows Benefits of Lung Cancer Screening

Medical Team Operating Computers

New research led by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is bringing attention to lung cancer screening. Based on the research, researchers have improved screening criteria for those at risk of lung cancer. Risks and Benefits of Lung Cancer Screening Low-dose CT scans are most commonly used to test for lung cancer. There have always been […]

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Treatment

Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Treatment

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, causing those affected to periodically stop breathing while asleep. Only 20% of the 18 million Americans with sleep apnea have been diagnosed and treated for the disease. Common Symptoms Adults with sleep apnea are likely to experience the following symptoms: Dry mouth or headaches in the morning Problems […]

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PCCMA Introduces COPD Video Series (Part 2 of 2)

COPD Poster #4

In our last blog post, we introduced the first two segments of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Associates’ five-part video series explaining the many facets of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The segments were “Learning You Have COPD” and “Understanding COPD.” The remaining segments of the video series focus on how to improve your quality […]

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PCCMA Introduces COPD Video Series (Part 1 of 2)

COPD Poster #1

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the most common conditions treated at Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Associates. While common, the COPD can be overwhelming, so it’s very important to educate yourself about the disease. The doctors and medical staff at PCCMA created a five-part video series to help you and your loved […]

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Controlling Asthma During Spring

Controlling Asthma During Spring

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming … and pollen is filling the air. While springtime is a season of rejuvenation, it also brings about a spike in asthma attacks, especially when pollen counts reach high levels. Cause of Springtime Asthma Attacks When flowers, weeds, trees, grass and other plants bloom in springtime, they […]

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What is Oxygen Therapy?

Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy, also known as supplemental oxygen, is the use of oxygen as a medical treatment. Oxygen is used to treat hypoxia (deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching body tissues) or hypoxemia (an abnormally low concentration of oxygen in the blood). Hypoxia and hypoxemia can be the result of a wide range of conditions […]

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Detecting and Treating Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Treatment

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Lung cancer is most often caused by cigarette smoke, but it also can be caused by other environmental factors. The two most common types of lung cancer are small-cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer is the […]

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Sleep Study: A Simple Exam Can Lead to a Better Night’s Sleep

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PCCMA’s sleep labs have the comforts of a hotel room. If you are having sleep-related problems, your doctor may recommend that you participate in a sleep study. Diagnosing and treating difficulties with sleep is important because, left untreated, they can lead to other conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.

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