Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for smoking cessation?
Lungs, Breathing & Allergies
Explore the latest diagnosis and treatment breakthroughs involving a wide range of common and complex allergy- and breathing-related conditions from our Respiratory Institute.
New research shows that cold solutions used in nasal irrigation after sinus surgery can cause bony growths in the sinuses. Doctors caution — use only room temperature solutions.
Swiss pharmaceutical company Actelion gets FDA approval on new drug for use in treating Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension. Compared with earlier drugs, macitentan caused side effects in fewer patients.
When it comes to lung cancer, there are various diagnostic tests used to determine the stage as well as how stage 1 and 2 lung cancer are defined. The good news: If it is detected in stage 1, lung cancer has a high cure rate.
The acting U.S. surgeon general says smoking is directly responsible for an even greater number of disease and illnesses, including diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancies.
Pneumonia is treatable, but spotting it early can be difficult because it shares symptoms with colds and flu. Get some tips on how to recognize pneumonia.
Allergies to dust mites, mold, pollen and pet dander require that sufferers pay special attention to their sleeping space. Small changes can help people find relief from allergy symptoms.
A large number of patients diagnosed with earlier stage lung cancer can be cured by a lobectomy to remove a large section of lung. However, it is a major surgery that does affect the body. Here’s what to look for.
A patient shares his story about a new minimally invasive thoracic procedure that would not only cure his ailment, but also provide him with a swift and relatively pain-free recovery.
People diagnosed with lung cancer who find out they need a lobectomy to remove a large section of lung may often feel some trepidation. However, the procedure is higher-tech than ever, and the body is quick to adapt.