Items Tagged ‘Lung Health’

April 21, 2017

Spring Cleaning

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Spring is in the air! And there’s no better time to think about allergy-proofing your home from mold and dust. Simple things such as vacuuming floors, wiping excessive moisture from the refrigerator and keeping the AC on during those hot, humid days can all make a difference.

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Tags: Healthy Living, Lung Health


November 17, 2016

Great American Smokeout

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and early death in the U.S. Drop the habit during the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. Quit smoking – or help your loved ones quit – with these tips from Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Cancer, Lung Health


September 21, 2016

Should You Quit Smoking or Lose Weight First?

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

You may have heard that weight gain is sometimes a result of quitting smoking, which can make your battle harder if you’re already struggling with your weight. Luckily, Mayo Clinic has found ways to take care of two bird with one stone. Getting more exercise for example can release endorphin’s and help with nicotine withdrawal […]

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Tags: Healthy Living, Lung Health


August 11, 2016

Double Lung Transplant Recipient Beats Cystic Fibrosis to Become a Running and Fitness Enthusiast

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

When Tammy Bolerjack was 18 years old, she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. While most patients are diagnosed by age 2, Tammy’s case was unusual because she didn’t experience any symptoms as a child. As the years went on, emergency room visits […]

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Tags: Lung Health, Transplants


July 12, 2016

You Could Have Emphysema and Not Know It

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Interesting fact: You can have Emphysema for years without noticing any signs or symptoms. Sufferers often just start avoiding activities that cause shortness of breath. Many think it’s caused by their age or weight… when really they should be seeking medical attention. Don’t give up the activities you love. Ask your doctor if it could […]

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Tags: Lung Health


July 12, 2016

Know the signs of emphysema

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Interesting fact: You can have emphysema for years without noticing any signs or symptoms. Sufferers often just start avoiding activities that cause shortness of breath. Many think it’s caused by their age or weight… when really they should be seeking medical attention. Don’t give up the activities you love. Ask your doctor if it could […]

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Tags: Lung Health


May 31, 2016

Quit-Smoking Action Plan

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

We get it, trying to quit smoking is beyond hard, but tobacco really can kill you. In honor of World No Tobacco Day, do yourself a favor… put down the cigarette and take the first step towards quitting. Check out Mayo Clinic’s quit smoking action plan for resources and guidance.

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Tags: Lung Health


May 12, 2016

“I Got Lung Cancer Even Though I Never Smoked”

By Kelsey Mohring Kelsey Mohring

Linda Wortman was perfectly healthy, athletic, and enjoying her work as a flight attendant when she found out she had lung cancer. When she received her diagnosis at Mayo Clinic, she snapped, “You have the wrong person; I never smoked!” As it turns out, lung cancer isn’t just for smokers. For unknown reasons, lung cancer […]

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Tags: Lung Health


January 29, 2016

Catch your breath!

By Rebecca McRoberts Rebecca McRoberts

Many people with lung cancer experience shortness of breath. Treatments like supplemental oxygen, and medications are available to help you feel more comfortable, but they aren’t always enough. Something as simple as focusing on your breathing can make a huge difference.  

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Tags: Lung Health


January 26, 2016

Hookah health warning

By Kelsey Mohring Kelsey Mohring

Though you may have tried to convince yourself it was, hookah isn’t harmless. In fact, according to Mayo Clinic experts, this “social” form of smoking can actually be equivalent to smoking 10-40 cigarettes!! They say it’s due to the typical duration of a hookah session. Learn more here.

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Tags: Lung Health